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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 1752005 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/21/2000 ReportingID: 0112000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:10/03/2000 X Nr Exposed:81 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $44,000.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,000.00 Gravity:02 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/21/2000 $44,000.00 10/03/2000 Willful  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/03/2000 $5,000.00 10/03/2000 Serious  

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

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 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 the hazard of dripping liquid acid: BASEMENT, OCC SECTION: EMPLOYEES ARE EXPOSED TO DRIPPING LIQUID ACID FROM LEAKING PIPES THAT CONTAIN SULFURIC ACID. EMPLOYEES MAY BE BURNED IF THE LIQUID ACID TOUCHES SKIN. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS TO REPLACE THE PIPES THAT ARE CAUSING THE LEAKS.G

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