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Violation Detail

Standard Cited:5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 957746.015 Citation: 01001 Issuance: 03/12/2014 ReportingID: 0625700

Viol Type:Serious NrInstances:1 Contest Date:04/02/2014
Abatement Date:03/22/2014 2 Nr Exposed:3 Final Order:11/10/2014
Initial Penalty: $7,000.00 REC:R Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $7,000.00 Gravity:10 Haz Category:

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 03/12/2014 $7,000.00 03/22/2014 Serious  
Penalty :   04/08/2014 $7,000.00 03/22/2014 Serious  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 11/10/2014 $7,000.00 03/22/2014 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 were free from recognized hazards that were causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employee(s) in that employee(s) were exposed to the hazard of fire. On or about September 13, 2013, at the DA-203, the employer did not ensure that pyrophoric materials were removed prior to introduction of air into the DA-203 Caustic Wash Tower. Among other methods, feasible and acceptable abatement methods to correct the hazard includes, but is not limited to the following: a) A chemical rinse to remove the pyrophoric material prior to allowing dry pyrophoric material to come into contact with air.

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