Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 310988712 Citation: 01005 Issuance: 07/25/2008 ReportingID: 0418400
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:9 Contest Date:07/25/2008
Abatement Date:08/04/2008 X Nr Exposed:40 Final Order:07/07/2010
Initial Penalty:5000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:5000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:EXPLOSION
Substance: E200 Combustible Dust(%)

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 07/25/2008 5000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/07/2010 5000.00 08/04/2008 Serious  


Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 005 Hazard: EXPLOSION

P.L. 91-596 Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer does not furnish employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees are exposed to the hazard(s) of explosion and fire: a.Top of Silos 1, 2, & 3 (9th floor) and Bottom of Silo (tunnel) - On or about 02/07/2008, bulk material steel conveyor belts on the top and bottom of the silos that convey granulated sugar were not equipped with bearing temperature, belt alignment, and vibration detection monitors at the head and tail pulleys to shut down equipment and/or notify the operator before the initiation of a fire and/or explosion, exposing employees to explosion and fire hazards. b.South Packing House & Bosch Packing House - On or about 02/07/2008, inside legs (bucket elevators) used to convey granulated sugar were not equipped with bearing temperature, belt alignment, and vibration detection monitors at the head and tail pulleys to shut down equipment and/or notify the operator before the initiation of a fire and/or explosion, exposing employees to explosion and fire hazards. One feasible means of abatement is to install bearing temperature, belt alignment, and vibration detection monitors at the head and tail pulleys of all steel belt conveyors and inside legs (bucket elevators), as referenced in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 61, 2008 & 2002, Chapter 7.3. Pursuant to 29 C.F.R. 1903.19, within ten (10) calendar days, the employer must submit an abatement plan describing the actions it is taking to prevent the hazards described in instances a and b, above.ces