Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 100504950 Citation: 02003 Issuance: 10/26/1989 ReportingID: 0317500

Viol Type:Willful NrInstances:1 Contest Date:11/22/1989
Abatement Date:12/12/1989 X Nr Exposed:10 Final Order:02/08/1991
Initial Penalty: $4,500.00 REC:C Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $4,500.00 Gravity:09 Haz Category:STRUCK BY

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/26/1989 $4,500.00 12/12/1989 Willful  
Penalty F: Formal Settlement 02/08/1991 $4,500.00 12/12/1989 Willful  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 003 Hazard: STRUCK BY

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: a) Employees are exposed to being struck by falling metal parts and tank contents at #2 Unit, #9 and 10 Decanter Tanks in that the tanks' roof plates are heavily rust layered and thin with many locations with holes rusted through; the buckstay flanges are rust layered and thin to 1/8 inch, the elevated access walkway support steel is deteriorated; the flanges are rust layered and thin to 3/16 inch along the edges. The web connection components are rust layered with moderate section loss; the clip angles and fasteners for the walkways support steel are rust layered and thin; the valve access platform's floor plate is uplifted by 1/2 inch at several locations due to rust p