Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 311522858 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 03/21/2008 ReportingID: 0625700
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:3 Contest Date:07/25/2008
Abatement Date:03/31/2008 X Nr Exposed:23 Final Order:08/23/2010
Initial Penalty:6300.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty:3780.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 03/21/2008 6300.00 03/31/2008 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 08/23/2010 3780.00 03/31/2008 Serious  


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

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 was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm, including severe burns, to employees in that employees were exposed to dust explosion, deflagration, or other fire hazards from dust collectors being located inside a building and lacking explosion protection systems: (a)On or about March 19, 2008, and at time prior thereto, in the Granulated Sugar Packaging Area (Boschwema Room), three Torit filter-cartridge dust collectors were located inside the building and were not equipped with explosion protection systems on or about March 20, 2008. ABATEMENT NOTE: Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable abatement method to correct this hazard is to vent the collectors to a safe, outside location away from platforms, means of egress, or other potentially occupied areas. See NFPA 61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities.