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Inspection: 1497093.015 - Jomax Construction Company, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck
Jomax Construction Company, Inc.
In The Vicinity Of North Dakota Highway 5 & 52nd Avenue Nw
Williston, ND 58801
1901 Main Street, Platteville, CO 80651
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 237120/Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 10/15/2020
Emphasis: N:Trench, L:Oilgas
|#||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|
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
|1||1497093.015||Fatality||Equipment Operator: Heavy|