Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items
Nr: 901718.015 Citation: 01001A Issuance: 10/09/2013 ReportingID: 0636900
Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/05/2013
Abatement Date:11/07/2013 2 Nr Exposed:13 Final Order:06/20/2014
Initial Penalty:7000 REC: Emphasis:
Current Penalty:6700 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/09/2013 7000 11/07/2013 Serious  
Penalty :   11/08/2013 7000 11/07/2013 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 06/20/2014 6700 11/07/2013 Serious  


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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): The employer did not furnish employment and a place of employment which was 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 hazards of chemical burns and inhalation of anhydrous ammonia. On or about April 17, 2013 and at times prior thereto, at the south end of the fertilizer plant employees working with or in proximity to two large 12,000 gallon liquid anhydrous ammonia storage/service tanks were exposed to the hazards of contact with liquid ammonia and inhalation of ammonia vapor from leaking or failed ammonia systems.