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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 103342093 Citation: 02017 Issuance: 11/22/1994 ReportingID: 0522500

Viol Type:Unclass NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:03/01/1996 X Nr Exposed: Final Order:
Initial Penalty: REC: Emphasis:X
Current Penalty: Gravity:10 Haz Category:CHEMICAL

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 017 Hazard: CHEMICAL

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 Employee #1 was exposed to: .... The hazard of fires and explosions at the Shell Chemical Company Belpre Plant; K-1, as a result of process system design deficiencies and plant layout. Feasible and useful methods of correcting these hazards include, but are not limited to, the following: Design and install a new polymerization unit to the K-1 process incorporates appropriate industry guidelines and engineering standards, addressing process design features and plant layout.s

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