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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 116218231 Citation: 01004 Issuance: 06/25/2001 ReportingID: 0316400

Viol Type:Unclass NrInstances:1 Contest Date:07/19/2001
Abatement Date:07/06/2001 X Nr Exposed:7 Final Order:02/28/2002
Initial Penalty: $2,500.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 06/25/2001 $2,500.00 07/06/2001 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 07/02/2001 $2,500.00 07/06/2001 Unclass  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/28/2002 $2,500.00 07/06/2001 Unclass  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 004 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 burns: (a)Plant Area. Explosion vents, on the recycle pipe on the natural gas burner furnace, were designed to release in the plant, and not to the exterior of the building. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS, to extend the explosion vents above the roof line to the exterior side of the building, away from all employees.

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