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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1056650.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 10/14/2015 ReportingID: 0420600

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:11/02/2015 2 Nr Exposed:20 Final Order:11/05/2015
Initial Penalty: $4,900.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $4,900.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/14/2015 $4,900.00 11/02/2015 Serious  

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

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 was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to struck by hazards caused by an explosion of flammable gases: a. At the facility, employees were exposed to an explosion hazard during maintenance activities of the Magnegas processes, while opening process equipment, filling cylinders, transporting cylinders, tipping and draining cylinders. The employer did not assure that the following was conducted: 1. Training employees in the hazards of flammable and explosive atmospheres and the proper procedures for eliminating such hazards prior to beginning work and during work activities; 2. The use of non-sparking tools such as impact tools, wrenches and other hand tools; 3. The use of static control shoe straps or the purchase of static dissipating shoes; 4. Provide visual and audible warning alarms in the event an explosive atmosphere was approached; 5. Assure that all process areas, cylinder handling and storage areas are non-smoking.

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