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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1529075.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/27/2021 ReportingID: 0522300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:10/06/2021
Abatement Date:10/22/2021 Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $13,653.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $13,653.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/27/2021 $13,653.00 10/22/2021 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 10/06/2021 $13,653.00 10/22/2021 Serious  

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

29 CFR OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1):Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act: 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 burn hazards from fire and explosions due to the presence of water in locations where molten aluminum was being poured. a. The employer is failing to protect employees from burn and explosion hazards due to the potential for molten aluminum contacting standing water underneath the tilt pour devices on turn table #2. This was most recently documented on May 6, 2021 at the General Aluminum Mfg. Company facility located in Rootstown Township, Ohio. The water lines cooling the molds on the tilt pour devices are leaking, and water is being allowed to pool on the floor under the tilt pour devices. b. The employer is failing to protect employees from burn and explosion hazards due to the potential for molten aluminum contacting standing water underneath the tilt pour devices on turn table #1B. This was most recently documented on May 6, 2021 at the General Aluminum Mfg. Company facility located in Rootstown Township, Ohio. The water lines cooling the molds on the tilt pour devices are leaking, and water is being allowed to pool on the floor under the tilt pour devices. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable means of abatement would be to implement a program to regularly repair and/or replace all sources of water leaks including, but not limited to, leaking water lines as needed and prior to aluminum pours. Abatement Schedule: STEP 1- A combination of administrative controls shall be implemented as an interim protective measure until feasible engineering and administrative controls can be permanently implemented. STEP 2- A written detailed plan of abatement shall be submitted to the Area Director outlining a schedule for the implementation of engineering and/or administrative measures to control employee exposures to the hazardous condition as referenced in this citation. This plan shall include, at a minimum, target dates for the following actions which must be consistent with the abatement dates required by this citation: (1) Evaluation of engineering/administrative control options; (2) Selection of optimum control methods and completion of design; (3) Procurement, installation and operation of selected control measures; and (4) Testing and acceptance or modification/redesign of controls; STEP 3- Abatement shall have been completed by the implementation of feasible engineering and administrative controls upon verification of their effectiveness in achieving compliance.

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