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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 310017025 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 12/04/2006 ReportingID: 0627400

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:12/26/2006
Abatement Date:01/23/2007 X Nr Exposed:2 Final Order:07/11/2007
Initial Penalty: $5,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $3,750.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:HEAT

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 12/04/2006 $5,000.00 01/23/2007 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 07/11/2007 $3,750.00 01/23/2007 Serious  

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

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 condition(s) listed below: TETRA Production Testing Services, L.P., Section 4 Blk 20, University No 20-4 No 1, Mentone, TX. For the period of time up to and including 06/24/06, the employer failed to ensure that pressure relief devices were used to protect employees working around/on high pressure vessels such as, but not limited to, line heaters. Feasible and acceptable abatement methods include: Install pressure relief valves where required by the hazard to protect against overpressurization of the line heaters and three-phase separators. "Pursuant to 29 CFR 1903.19(d), the employer must provide documentation that this violation has been abated within 10 calendar days after the abatement date.ment

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