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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1046309.015 Citation: 01003 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  
Penalty P: Petition to Mod Abatement $2,940.00 10/07/2015 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 003 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 in that employees were exposed to anhydrous ammonia releases from leaks or ruptures of undocumented and uninspected pressure vessels: a. On or about March 3, 2015, the employer did not maintain documentation for pressure vessels of the ammonia refrigeration system as required in the American National Standards Institute/International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, ANSI/IIAR-2 Equipment, Design, and Installation of Ammonia Mechanical Refrigerating Systems and in the Provisions of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Rules, Section VIII, Division 1, in that there were no manufacturers nameplates and Manufacturer's Data Reports (Form U-1's) for the High Pressure Receiver, Low Temperature Vessel, Intercooler Vessel, Medium Receiver for the tunnel freezer and oil pots.

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