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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 313766933 Citation: 01001A Issuance: 02/09/2010 ReportingID: 0830300

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:05/16/2011 X Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $3,500.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $2,450.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:DUST&FUMES

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 02/09/2010 $3,500.00 03/11/2010 Serious  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 02/24/2010 $2,450.00 05/16/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001A Hazard: DUST&FUMES

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 flammable vapors, dust explosion, deflagration, or other fire hazards while operating non-approved powered industrial vehicles in classified locations: (a) For the employees operating a Bobcat S70, diesel-powered skid steer loader to handle carbon filter cakes in the presence of Heptane vapors in the Wax Rendering Building without the skid steer having the proper DX rating for Class I, Division 1, and/or Class II, Division 1, locations, at A. H. Meyer & Sons, Inc., located at 530 Main Street, Winfred, South Dakota. Among other methods, one feasible and acceptable method to correct this hazard is to follow the NFPA 505, National Fire Protection Association - Fire Safety Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks Including Type Designations, Areas of Use, Conversions, Maintenance, and Operations, Section 4.2.5.1, and Section 4.2.2, including but not limited to ensuring that appropriate powered industrial equipment is used in classified areas. Abatement Note: Abatement certification and documentation are required for this item (see enclosed "Sample Abatement Certification Letter").tion

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