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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1010323.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/21/2015 ReportingID: 0112000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:07/09/2015 2 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:06/18/2015
Initial Penalty: $2,000.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,000.00 Gravity:05 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/21/2015 $2,000.00 07/09/2015 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 06/18/2015 $1,000.00 07/09/2015 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard:

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): Section (5)(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970: The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to wood dust explosions, deflagrations, and fire hazards due to the lack of preventative and/or protective measures in a wood waste collection systems and related equipment, such as the following: Dust System: On, or about, November 25, 2014, employees were exposed to fire and/or explosion hazards by working near a wood waste collection system that processed combustible wood dust without being equipped with a means to detect a spark or prevent an explosion from re-entering the building through ducts that channeled recycled air from the dust collection unit back into the building.

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