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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1347436.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 02/20/2019 ReportingID: 0214500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date: 3 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:03/25/2019
Initial Penalty: $7,293.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,105.10 Gravity:05 Haz Category:

Substance: E200 Combustible Dust(%)

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/20/2019 $7,293.00   Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 03/25/2019 $5,105.10   Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to fire, deflagration and explosion hazards from the ignition of adipic acid during pneumatic or physical transfer of the chemical: a) Plant 1/Mezzanine Level: Employees work with Adipic Acid, a Class II explosive material with a Kst of 18.72 Bar Meters/second. Employees work indoors at or near a process where adipic acid is transferred into a mixing vessel, without means to ensure that all system components are conductive and bonded and grounded via continuity testing, on or about 9/19/18, 10/3/18, and 11/15/18.

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