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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1303873.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/19/2018 ReportingID: 0134000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:10/10/2018
Abatement Date:10/24/2018 Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $9,054.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $9,054.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/19/2018 $9,054.00 10/24/2018 Serious  
Penalty :   10/12/2018 $9,054.00 10/24/2018 Serious  

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

OSHA 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 the recognized hazards of burn and/or struck by injuries in the event of catastrophic equipment failure and subsequent fires while testing and inspecting industrial furnaces: (a) Location  60 Fitchburg Road, Ayer, MA: On or about March 23, 2018, employees were performing tests and inspections to commission a hot isostatic pressing (HIP) furnace and were exposed to hazards from catastrophic failure of the HIP furnace. These hazards include but are not limited to fire and explosion.

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