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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1360878.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 05/06/2019 ReportingID: 1032500

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:05/31/2019
Abatement Date:05/31/2019 2 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:03/09/2020
Initial Penalty: $13,260.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $50,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Substance: M100 Magnesium

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 05/06/2019 $13,260.00 05/31/2019 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 06/03/2019 $13,260.00 05/31/2019 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 03/09/2020 $50,000.00 05/31/2019 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees while treating magnesium powder in water. (a) New Stab Building: On or about November 17, 2018 and at times prior, an explosion occurred while employees were treating 9,210 lbs. of magnesium powder while dumping it into a steel lined bin, reacting it in water, and mixing it with an excavator bucket. Note: Abatement documentation and certification is required for this item. Feasible and acceptable means of abatement for this item may include, but may not be limited to, practices found in the consensus standards for the production and handling of combustible metals, including the NFPA 484 - Standard for Combustible Metals (approved May 24, 2018), and new or revised industry standards and recommended practices and guides implemented by Respondent to identify and mitigate hazard associated with conforming and non-conforming was present in the treatment stream.

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