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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1161318.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 11/15/2016 ReportingID: 0418600

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:01/10/2017 2 Nr Exposed:34 Final Order:12/08/2016
Initial Penalty: $6,236.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,000.00 Gravity:5 Haz Category:

Substance: E200 Combustible Dust(%)
Substance: G109 Grain Dust (Oats, Wheat & Barley)

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/15/2016 $6,236.00 11/23/2016 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 12/08/2016 $5,000.00 01/10/2017 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 were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm including severe burns, to employees in that employees were exposed to a dust explosion, deflagration, or other fire hazards from combustible grain dust in the processing of flour in the non-gluten free flour mill in building 2 that was connected to a fixed dust collection system and bag house located inside of the building. Ignition sources including electrical cords, power boxes, fixed lighting and propane forklift that were not properly rated as Class II, Division 1 electrical equipment were present with the Class II combustible grain dust that had a Kst value of 33.61 bar meter/second. a) Building 2, Gluten Flour Milling Machine dust collection system: On or about July 12, 2016, and prior to, the employer exposed employees to a combustible grain dust explosion and fire hazards and did not locate the dust collector outside of the building. b) Building 2, Gluten Free Flour Milling Machine dust collection system: On or about July 12, 2016, and prior to, the employer exposed employees to a combustible grain dust explosion and fire hazards and did not locate the dust collector outside of the building.

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