Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100504950 Citation: 02002 Issuance: 10/26/1989 ReportingID: 0317500
Viol Type:WillFul NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/22/1989
Abatement Date:12/12/1989 X Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:02/08/1991
Initial Penalty:4500.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty:4500.00 Gravity:09 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/26/1989 4500.00 12/12/1989 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/08/1991 4500.00 12/12/1989 WillFul  


Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: STRUCK BY

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that: a) Employees are exposed to being struck by falling debris and weak liquor at Unit #1 Tar Tank Storage Area, #2 Weak Liquor Tank. The bottom flange (floor plate) of this tank rusted away; the roof plates are flexible deflecting down underfoot; the tank top walkway support bents and deteriorated; the base wing plates and lower gusset plate for the diagonal bracing angles are rusted thin and away. A feasible and useful means of abatement, among other methods, is to repair the tank in accordance with sound engineering practices.