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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1162741.015 Citation: 01001B Issuance: 11/30/2016 ReportingID: 0316400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:12/23/2016
Abatement Date:05/01/2017 2 Nr Exposed:15 Final Order:04/12/2017
Initial Penalty: $0.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,482.60 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Substance: 1640 Methane

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 11/30/2016 $0.00 12/12/2016 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 12/27/2016 $0.00 12/12/2016 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 04/12/2017 $7,482.60 05/01/2017 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001B Hazard:

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 hazards related to working on or around leaking natural gas lines: a) Harmony Road, Gandeeville, WV: On or about July 17, 2016 and times prior, an employee was performing field work to detect and repair a leaking underground natural gas line. The employer did not ensure that the area in and around the gas leak was evaluated for sufficient oxygen levels or for the amount of hydrocarbons present.

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