Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 102749868 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 09/17/1991 ReportingID: 0111100
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:10/07/1991
Abatement Date:12/18/1991 X Nr Exposed:50 Final Order:02/10/1993
Initial Penalty:2500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:825.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:OTHER

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/17/1991 2500.00 12/18/1991 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/10/1993 825.00 12/18/1991 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: OTHER

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 employees were exposed to injuries caused by fragments due to leakage, rupture, or failure of air receivers. The following conditions contributed to the existence of these hazards: a. Air Receiver, Steam Plant Basement Next to #9 Air Compressor - Where visual examination of the shell of the air receiver indicated the shell was dented/depressed, the overall dimensions of the vessel were not checked to determine the extent and seriousness of the distortion. b. Fraser Paper Co., Madawaska, Maine - A program for periodic inspection and documentation of the inspection results of air receivers was not implemented. ABATEMENT NOTE: Among other methods, feasible and accepted methods to achieve compliance include the following, respectively: a. In accordance with the provisions of API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code, check the overall dimensions of the vessel to determine the extent and seriousness of the distortion. (30 days) b. In accordance with the provisions of API 510, Pressure Vessel Inspection Code, the inspection given to pressure vessels should take into consideration both the condition of the vessel and the environment in which it operates. Inspection may be external or internal and may include any of a number of nondestructive techniques. The inspection must provide the necessary information that the essential sections of the vessel are safe to operate. Further, the program may follow guidelines established by: (1) National Board Inspection Code. (2) American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Recommended Practice No. SNT-TC-1A. (3) Institute of Petroleum Inspection Code and should consist of the following: (a) Vessel manufacturer's data reports U-1 form. (b) Vessel identification means for in-plant identification. (c) Pressure relieving device information. (d) Documents necessary to record results of inspection, repairs, alterations, or re-ratings. ABATEMENT SCHEDULE Step 1 - 30 Days Develop a written abatement plan and submit it to the Area Director. Step 2 - 90 Days Complete the abatement plan and evaluate its effectiveness.