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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 17968090 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/03/1991 ReportingID: 0316300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/06/1991 X Nr Exposed:1 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,125.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $1,488.00 Gravity:04 Haz Category:CHEMICAL

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/03/1991 $2,125.00 12/06/1991 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 12/13/1991 $1,488.00 12/06/1991 Serious  

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

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 ether poisoning: a.) Building 2546, dike around ether tank W-9. On 10/18/91 a supervisory employee entered the dike prior to having the space tested for oxygen content, toxic of flammable atmosphers and certified safe for entry. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to have the space tested and certified safe for entry prior to entering the dike.

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