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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1020528.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/22/2015 ReportingID: 0213100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:4 Contest Date:08/05/2015
Abatement Date:07/29/2015 2 Nr Exposed:17 Final Order:07/14/2016
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/22/2015 $7,000.00 07/29/2015 Serious  
Penalty :   09/24/2015 $7,000.00 07/29/2015 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/14/2016 $7,000.00 07/29/2015 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 employees were exposed to combustible dust deflagration, explosion, and other fire hazards from the deficient design and/or implementation of preventative and/or protective measures in the Power House fly ash conveying system: a) The explosion relief lid of the fly ash silo was located inside and so that it would vent to an unsafe work area. The explosion relief lid was below grated platforms, fixed ladders, and below the material air separator that was being serviced by employees. b) System components, including but not limited to the Delta Ducon Perma Flo Rotary Feeder located between the material air separator and the ash silo were not maintained as designed. The distance between the shoe and the rotor was approximately 0.23 inches. The manufacturer designed set clearance is 0.004 inches. c) System components, including but not limited to, the Knappco Vacuum Pressure Relief Vent were not maintained as designed. Deficiencies of the vent included, but were not limited to, missing neoprene gasket(s), broken and missing bolts for the lid, and a deformed and dislodged internal plate. d) The system components did not prevent an ignition source from entering the material air separator that contained a combustible fly ash dust. Burning fly ash and/or embers entered the system through the ash line from the upstream hoppers.

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