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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 18149633 Citation: 02002 Issuance: 12/12/1988 ReportingID: 0215800

Viol Type:Willful NrInstances:2 Contest Date:12/23/1988
Abatement Date:12/15/1988 X Nr Exposed:6 Final Order:08/26/1991
Initial Penalty: $10,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $4,800.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:EXPLOSION

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/12/1988 $10,000.00 12/15/1988 Willful  
Penalty R: Review Commission 08/26/1991 $4,800.00 12/15/1988 Willful  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 002 Hazard: EXPLOSION

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 plysical harm to employees in that: a) Employees were exposed to the hazards of a possible fire or explosion on or about October 4, 1988 where being cleaned inside the building and that the tank truck was not grounded and/or bonded to eliminate any potential static charge buildup. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to: 1) Assure that tank truck is grounded immediately after placement for cleaning. 2) Bond the nozzle of the pressure washer to the tank truck prior to cleaning.

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