Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 311522858 Citation: 01002 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:
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: 002 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 were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical hazards, including severe burns, to employees in that employees, who worked in the Boschwema Packaging Area, were exposed to dust explosion, deflagration, or other fire hazards: On or about March 19, 2008, and at times prior thereto, three enclosureless air-material separators located inside the building returned air to the inside of the granulated sugar packaging area and were not designed to prevent transmission of energy from a fire or explosion inside the building. 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.