Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 109179937 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 08/03/2010 ReportingID: 0111500
Viol Type:Unclass NrInstances:1 Contest Date:08/27/2010
Abatement Date:08/09/2010 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:12/16/2013
Initial Penalty:70000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:8640.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:CONFINED

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/03/2010 70000.00 08/09/2010 WillFul  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 12/16/2013 8640.00 08/09/2010 Unclass  


Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: CONFINED

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish employmnent 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 falls, drowning and/or asphyxiation: a.Site: Workers were exposed to the hazards of falls, drowning and asphyxiation when they were allowed to enter confined spaces without benefit of air monitoring, fall protection and/or protection from drowning. ABATEMENT NOTE: Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable means of abatement is to follow ANSI/ASSE Z117.1-2009, entitled Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces.