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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1046309.015 Citation: 01002 Issuance: 08/20/2015 ReportingID: 0419700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:10/07/2015 2 Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:09/15/2015
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,940.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Substance: 0170 Ammonia (Nh3)

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/20/2015 $4,900.00 10/07/2015 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 09/15/2015 $2,940.00 10/07/2015 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 002 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 being struck by fragmentation pieces in the event of an explosive rupture of ammonia refrigeration pressure vessels and inhalation hazards from rapidly escaping anhydrous ammonia vapor: a. On or about March 3, 2015, the pressure relief valves (PVR) protecting the pressure vessels and compressors of the ammonia refrigeration system did not have proper documentation in that the employer did not maintain the Form U-1 for each PRV, and the PVR installation dates had not been marked or recorded as required by the Provisions of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Rules, Section VIII, Division 1 and the American National Standards Institute/International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, ANSI/IIAR-2 Equipment, Design, and Installation of Ammonia Mechanical Refrigerating Systems.

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