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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 107420630 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 06/06/1991 ReportingID: 0134000

Viol Type:Unclass NrInstances:10 Contest Date:06/26/1991
Abatement Date:11/22/1991 X Nr Exposed:7 Final Order:11/16/1991
Initial Penalty: $8,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,500.00 Gravity:08 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 06/06/1991 $8,000.00 06/09/1991 Willful  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 11/16/1991 $5,500.00 11/22/1991 Unclass  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 001 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 ignition of flammable vapors which could result in serious injury or death during the burning of flammable rags: a) Powerhouse: The employer did not take precautions against the ignition of flammable vapors from hazardous waste drums containing flammable liquids, exposing employees to fire and explosion hazards. Among other methods, acceptable abatement would be to have a hazardous waste disposal vendor remove the drums from the site.

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