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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1228867.015 Citation: 02001 Issuance: 08/24/2017 ReportingID: 0626700

Viol Type:Willful NrInstances:1 Contest Date:09/25/2017
Abatement Date:03/19/2018 2 Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:02/19/2018
Initial Penalty: $97,597.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $53,678.35 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Substance: E200 Combustible Dust(%)

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 08/24/2017 $97,597.00 09/20/2017 Willful  
Penalty C: Contested 09/29/2017 $97,597.00 09/20/2017 Willful  
Penalty R: Review Commission 02/19/2018 $53,678.35 03/19/2018 Willful  

Text For Citation: 02 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 to employees in that employees were exposed to dust explosion, deflagration, and other fire hazards when using equipment with internal combustion engines while working in an environment normally expected to contain airborne combustible dust. On or about February 26, 2017 and times theretofore and thereafter, employees were directed to use internal combustion powered equipment, including a skid steer front end loader and a mini-excavator inside Silo 1. Silo 1 is normally expected to contain an airborne combustible wood dust during reclaiming of wood pellets.

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