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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1305884.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/27/2018 ReportingID: 0213900

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:8 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:04/19/2019 4 Nr Exposed:9 Final Order:10/16/2018
Initial Penalty: $11,641.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,217.00 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 09/27/2018 $11,641.00 10/03/2018 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/16/2018 $7,217.00 11/16/2018 Serious  
Penalty P: Petition to Mod Abatement $7,217.00 04/19/2019 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): The employer did not furnish the employees employment and a place of employment which were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm in that employees were exposed to potential fire, deflagration and explosion hazards: a) Mill Work Area: The plastic flex hose connecting the Timesavers Incorporated sanding machine, model 137-1HD/60 serial number 24131F, to the wood dust collection system was not grounded or otherwise equipped to prevent the airflow from generating static electricity, on or about 4/3/18. b) Mill Work Area: The plastic flex hose connecting the Mikron 645 Multi Moulder serial number MRO449 to the wood dust collection system was not grounded or otherwise equipped to prevent the airflow from generating static electricity, on or about 4/3/18 c) Mill Work Area: The plastic flex hose connecting the Extrema shaper to the wood dust collection system was not grounded or otherwise equipped to prevent the airflow from generating static electricity, on or about 4/3/18. d) Mill Work Area: The plastic flex hose connecting the SCMI T110i to the wood dust collection system was not grounded or otherwise equipped to prevent the airflow from generating static electricity, on or about 4/3/18. e) Mill Work Area: The plastic flex hose connecting the Northtech Planar, model NT-24-10HCVS serial number 040423, to the wood dust collection system was not grounded or otherwise equipped to prevent the airflow from generating static electricity, on or about 4/3/18. f) Stair Mill Area: The plastic flex hose connecting the Powermatic table saw to the wood dust collection system was not grounded or otherwise equipped to prevent the airflow from generating static electricity, on or about 4/3/18. g) Interior Door Area: The plastic flex hoses connecting the Wise Door router machine, model 8800E serial number 8800E-148, to the wood dust collection system were not grounded or otherwise equipped to prevent the airflow from generating static electricity, on or about 4/3/18. h) Fabrication Department dust collection system: When air from the Murphy Rodgers Dust Collector model MRSE-16-4D serial number 1108 was allowed to recirculate back into the work area, the employer failed to ensure that it was equipped with a spark detection system and an abort gate to prevent a fire or explosion originating in the wood dust collector from re-entering the work area, on or about 4/3/18. NOTE: IN ADDITION TO ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION, THE EMPLOYER IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT ABATEMENT DOCUMENTATION FOR THIS ITEM. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL RESULT IN AN ADDITIONAL PENALTY OF $1000.00 IN ACCORDANCE WITH 29 CFR 1903.19.

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