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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1388312.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 07/22/2019 ReportingID: 0522300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:08/15/2019 2 Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:08/08/2019
Initial Penalty: $13,260.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $6,630.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/22/2019 $13,260.00 08/15/2019 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 08/08/2019 $6,630.00 08/15/2019 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 were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees that were exposed to fire/explosion and struck by hazards while cutting into compressed gas cylinders: On or about March 27, 2019, an employee used a Stihl TS 420 Cut off Saw, which produces frictional heat and sparks, to cut through a compressed gas oxygen cylinder. The cylinder was not purged of gas prior to cutting exposing employees to fire/explosion and struck by hazards.

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