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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1421498.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/31/2020 ReportingID: 0418100

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:03/12/2020 2 Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:02/18/2020
Initial Penalty: $12,145.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $8,500.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/31/2020 $12,145.00 03/12/2020 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/18/2020 $8,500.00 03/12/2020 Serious  
Penalty P: Petition to Mod Abatement $8,500.00 03/12/2020 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, in that employees were exposed to anhydrous ammonia inhalation and burn hazards: a) Plant  On or about 08/06/19 and at times prior thereto workers were potentially exposed to hazardous quantities of anhydrous ammonia during an accidental/uncontrolled release in the compressor room and related equipment. In accordance with 29 CFR 1903.19(d), abatement certification is required for this violation (using the CERTIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION WORKSHEET), and in addition, documentation demonstrating that abatement is complete must be included with your certification. This documentation may include, but is not limited to, evidence of the purchase or repair of the equipment, photographic or video evidence of abatement, or other written records.

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