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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

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Violation Items

Nr: 910731.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 09/04/2013 ReportingID: 0627510

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:09/26/2013
Abatement Date:09/14/2013 Nr Exposed:15 Final Order:09/10/2014
Initial Penalty: $6,930.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $6,930.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 09/04/2013 $6,930.00 09/14/2013 Serious  
Penalty C: Contested 09/30/2013 $6,930.00 09/14/2013 Serious  
Penalty J: ALJ Decision 09/10/2014 $6,930.00 09/14/2013 Serious  

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

OSH ACT of 1970 Section (5)(a)(1): 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 was free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees in that employees performing oil and gas well drilling operations were exposed to excessive heat: On Rig #11 located at Robb 1532 in Howard County, Texas employees performing oil and gas well drilling activities and rig move activities were exposed to excessive heat conditions. The employer failed to ensure that employees working outdoors were acclimatized and the work/rest cycles were sufficient to prevent heat related illnesses in the following instances: a) On May 29, 2013 the high temperature reached 97 F during the rig move to the site according to the National Weather Service. b) On June 5, 2013 the high temperature reached 101 F during drilling operations according to the National Weather Service.

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