Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 100504950 Citation: 02006 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: 006 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 to that: a) Employees are exposed to being struck by falling metal parts and tank contents due to tank collapse at #2 Unit #6 tar tank. The roof was designed to be conical with the apex 1 foot 6 3/4 inches above the ring angle. It is now concave with water ponding to a depth of 1 foot + or -. Among other methods one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to repair the tank (#2 Unit 36 Tar Tank) in accordance with sound engineering practices.