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Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 314769704 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/12/2011 ReportingID: 0625700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:09/23/2011
Abatement Date:09/15/2011 I Nr Exposed:8 Final Order:07/19/2012
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty: Gravity:10 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/12/2011 $7,000.00 09/15/2011 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 07/19/2012 09/15/2011 Serious  

Text For Citation: 01 Item/Group: 001 Hazard: STRUCK BY

Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970: The employer did not furnish to each of his employees a place of employment which was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious phyical harm to employees in that employees were exposed to struck by hazards from a falling vent stack. The employer failed to ensure that the Low Pressure Let Down Steam Vent Stack located near the Hydrocracker Blowdown Drum is in compliance with ASME STS-1 mechanical and structural stability code for guyed stacks and This violation most recently occurred at the Exxon Mobile Refinery and Supply Company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on or about March 31, 2011, and at times prior thereto, when the employer failed to repair the broken guy wires to keep the exhaust vent stack in stable position. Abatement notes: Among other methods, one feasible method of abatement to reduce this hazard is to: Follow the requirements of the ASME STS-1section and which states that there should be a minimum of three guy cables at 120 deg from each other around the circumference and cables shall be attached to a fixed and stable structure or foundation. Pursuant to 29 CFR 1903.19(d), within 10 days, the employer must submit an abatement plan describing the actions it is taking to ensure that all guyed stacks conform to ASME STS- 1. The violation must be abated no later than 10 days from the receipt of this citation.

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