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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1497093.015 - Jomax Construction Company, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck


Inspection Nr: 1497093.015
Report ID: 0830300
Open Date: 10/14/2020

Site Address:
Jomax Construction Company, Inc.
In The Vicinity Of North Dakota Highway 5 & 52nd Avenue Nw
Williston, ND 58801

Mailing Address:
1901 Main Street, Platteville, CO 80651

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/15/2020

Emphasis: N:Trench, L:Oilgas

Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1671950 Yes
Inspection 1499273 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $11,703 $136,532 $0 $0 $0 $148,235
Current Penalty $11,703 $136,532 $0 $0 $0 $148,235
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001A Serious 19261417 C01 04/12/2021 04/22/2021 $11,703 $11,703 $0 04/16/2021 C - Contested  
2. 01001B Serious 19261422 04/12/2021 04/22/2021 $0 $0 $0 04/16/2021 C - Contested  
3. 01001C Serious 19261428 A 04/12/2021 04/22/2021 $0 $0 $0 04/16/2021 C - Contested  
4. 02001 Willful 19261432 B01 04/12/2021 04/22/2021 $136,532 $136,532 $0 04/16/2021 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 130952.015
Event: 10/13/2020
Employee Is Killed When Pulled Between Pipelayer Fender And

At 9:15 a.m. on October 13, 2020, Employee #1, Coworker #1, and other coworkers, employed by a pipeline construction company, were operating two side boom crane pipelayers and an excavator during a pipeline installation. The operation invo lved placement of a 24-inch steel pipe, 296 feet long and approximately 110 poun ds per foot for an approximate total weight of 32, 560 pounds. The pipe was to be moved approximately 100 feet uphill on an approximate grade of 7%. The posit ioning of the construction equipment along the pipe caused the middle piece of e quipment, a pipelayer operated by Coworker #1, who was not trained and qualified on the equipment, to be positioned within a few feet from the northern edge of a bell hole. The forces exerted on the pipelayer and on the earth along the ed ge of the bell hole caused instability of the pipelayer, and the equipment began to tip into the bell hole. As Coworker #1 attempted to prevent the pipelayer from tipping into the bell hole, forces were transmitted along the pipe, which c aused the west pipelayer, a Caterpillar 583K sideboom pipelayer operated by Empl oyee #1, who had exited the equipment, to roll downhill. Employee #1, in an att empt to reenter the operator's cab and regain control of the pipelayer, began to climb onto the pipelayer's moving tracks. His foot became caught, and he was p ulled between the tracks and the fender. Employee #1 sustained crushing injurie s and was killed.

Keywords:caught between, caught in, construction, construction vehicle, crane, crane boom, crushed, equipment operator, excavation, foot, installing, pipe, pipeline, signalman, tracks, trench, untrained

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1497093.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy
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