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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 309343739 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 01/10/2006 ReportingID: 0626000

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:6 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:01/19/2006 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $5,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 01/10/2006 $5,000.00 01/19/2006 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 01/25/2006 $3,000.00 01/19/2006 Serious  

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

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 struck by hazards: On or about October 19,2005, employees engaged in depressurizing a hydrostatic test manifold, depressurized too quickly resulting in the valve separating from the test manifold and becoming airborne. Among other feasible abatement alternatives: a.The employer could include depressurization procedures in the written "hydrostatic test plan." b.The employer could have written standard operating procedures concerning the selection and placement of valves and fittings in and on the hydrostatic test manifold. c.The employer could have a written "job safety analysis" for the depressurization portion of the work.on

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