Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 106559685 Citation: 01001A Issuance: 12/30/1997 ReportingID: 0524530
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:01/26/1998
Abatement Date:01/05/1998 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:02/15/1999
Initial Penalty:3500.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:1000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/30/1997 3500.00 01/05/1998 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/15/1999 1000.00 01/05/1998 Serious  


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

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 the hazards of being burned due to the premature ignition of pyrotechnic shells: At the fireworks barge #D930687, on or about 07-03-97, five employees were exposed to the hazards of being burned due to the premature ignition of three-inch through six-inch pyrotechnic shells. The wooden "ready box" containing these pyrotechnic shells was not equipped with a self-closing lid. One method of abatement to correct this apparent hazard is to equip each "ready box" with a self-closing lid as required by NFPA 1123, paragraph 2-2.4.1. DISCLAIMER: a) The employer is not limited to the abatement method(s) suggested by OSHA. b) The employer is responsible for selecting and implementing an effective abatement method. ***THIS ITEM REQUIRES A WRITTEN CERTIFICATION OF ABATEMENT***