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Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 313784902 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 03/14/2011 ReportingID: 0524700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:04/11/2011
Abatement Date:04/07/2011 Nr Exposed:13 Final Order:12/21/2012
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:DUST&FUMES

Substance: E200 Combustible Dust(%)
Substance: G109 Grain Dust (Oats, Wheat & Barley)
Substance: M104 Moisture Contents (For Grain Dust)
Substance: E101 Explosion Severity

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 03/14/2011 $7,000.00 04/07/2011 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 12/21/2012 $7,000.00 04/07/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 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 dust explosion, deflagration, or other fire hazard from process equipment that was not protected by proper venting, inerting, or containment, or suppression systems: (a)Gavilon Grain LLC dba Peavey, 7211 Shawnee, Harpster, Ohio: On or about September 17, 2010, at the work site located at 116 W. Neff Street, Morral, Ohio, the employer did not ensure that the dust collector located adjacent to the railroad tracks at the south west corner of the facility was protected with explosion venting, inerting, or containment, or suppression systems. Employees were at risk of serious injury from explosion and fire hazards. Among other methods, a feasible abatement methods to correct this hazard is: install engineering controls such as explosion venting, suppression, or containment in accordance with the requirements of NFPA 61-2008, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities, section 6.3.1. In accordance with 29 CFR 1903.19(d), abatement certification is required for this violation ( using the CERTIFICATION OF CORRECTIVE ACTION WORKSHEET), and in addition, documentation demonstrating that abatement is complete must be included with your certification. This documentation may include, but is not limited to, evidence of the purchase or repair of the equipment, photographic or video evidence, or written records.

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