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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 312290703 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/21/2009 ReportingID: 0317700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:06/11/2010 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $2,500.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,500.00 Gravity:03 Haz Category:BURNS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/21/2009 $2,500.00 11/06/2009 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/06/2009 $2,500.00 03/06/2010 Serious  
Penalty P: Petition to Mod Abatement 03/08/2010 $2,500.00 06/11/2010 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 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 severe burn injuries from a dust fire and/or deflagration hazard that could have resulted from the propagation of a fire and deflagration in the air material separator (cyclone) that was located inside of the building: a) Baler Room: Air material separator (cyclone) was located inside of the building, as observed on or about May 5, 2009. AMONG OTHER METHODS, ONE FEASIBLE AND ACCEPTABLE ABATEMENT METHOD TO CORRECT THIS HAZARD IS TO RELOCATE THE AIR MATERIAL SEPARATOR OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY PER NFPA 654. ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED

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