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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 313619512 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/17/2010 ReportingID: 0627510

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:2 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:11/03/2010 X Nr Exposed:8 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $5,600.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:UNCLASS

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/17/2010 $7,000.00 09/29/2010 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/08/2010 $5,600.00 11/03/2010 Serious  

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

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: On or about April 1, 2010, on Robinson Drilling Rig #3, located near the intersection of Highway 158 and FM 1788 in Midland, Texas, employees were not trained in the hazards of using an air winch and a sledge hammer on ball valves that were under approximately 3000 pounds of pressure. Among others, feasible means of abatement include insuring that all employees are properly trained to work with high pressure equipment.

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