Violation Detail

Standard Cited: 5A0001 OSH Act General Duty Paragraph

Violation Items

Nr: 107607863 Citation: 02105 Issuance: 10/31/1991 ReportingID: 0625700

Viol Type:Unclass NrInstances:5 Contest Date:
Abatement Date:12/01/1994 X Nr Exposed:5 Final Order:
Initial Penalty: $50,000.00 REC:A Emphasis:
Current Penalty: $43,475.00 Gravity:07 Haz Category:EXPLOSION

Penalty and Failure to Abate Event History
Type Event Date Penalty Abatement Type FTA Insp
Penalty Z: Issued 10/31/1991 $50,000.00 01/01/1992 Unclass  
Penalty I: Informal Settlement 10/31/1991 $43,475.00 12/01/1994 Unclass  

Text For Citation: 02 Item/Group: 105 Hazard: EXPLOSION

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 employees were exposed to the hazard of fire and explosion: A) The employer did not protect its employees from the recognized hazard of fire and explosion in that pipes containing nitromethane and/or a nitromethane/nitroethane mixture located in pipe racks in the nitroparaffin plant were not adequately protected from exposures to heat and shock. Feasible abatement methods to correct this condition may include, but are not limited to, using barricades to protect the piping. B) The employer did not protect its employees from the recognized hazard of fire and explosion in that pipes, one-half inch or greater in diameter containing nitromethane and/or a nitroethane mixture, located in pipe racks in the nitroparaffin plant were not equipped with detonation traps. Feasible abatement methods to correct this condition may include, but are not limited to, installing detonation traps at appropriate locations in the nitromethane and nitromethane/nitroethane