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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1569506.015 - J.M. Oil Field Services L.L.C.

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck


Inspection Nr: 1569506.015
Report ID: 0830300
Date Opened: 12/21/2021

Site Address:
J.M. Oil Field Services L.L.C.
8953 63rd Street Nw
Ross, ND 58776

Mailing Address:
8953 63rd Street Nw, Ross, ND 58776

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/21/2021

Emphasis: L:Oilgas

Case Closed: 07/29/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1844424
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $30,453 $0 $0 $2,442 $0 $32,895
Current Penalty $16,000 $0 $0 $500 $0 $16,500
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100106 B06 06/10/2022 06/23/2022 $8,000 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100177 G06 06/10/2022 $10,151 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.
3. 01003 Serious 19100177 G11 06/10/2022 06/23/2022 $8,000 $10,151 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02001 Other 19100177 C01 06/10/2022 07/29/2022 $250 $814 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 02002 Other 19101200 G08 06/10/2022 $250 $814 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
6. 02003 Other 19101200 H01 06/10/2022 $814 $814 $0 I - Informal Settlement Citation has been deleted.

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142083.015
Event: 12/18/2021
One Employee Is Killed, Another Is Injured From Explosion

At 8:00 p.m. on December 18, 2021, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were changing the right rear trailer tires on a Dragon Water tanker trailer (VIN #: 1URST42238206 8551) attached to Peterbilt truck (VIN#: 1XP-5D68X-X-TD373380). Employee #1, a w ater haul driver, and Employee #2, the shop supervisor, utilized flammable liqui ds, which were sprayed into the tire and ignited to seat the bead of the tire on to the single piece rim wheel. Vapors from the tanker, which had hauled approxi mately 40% methanol/60% water, were ignited by the flames and flashed back to th e tanker, causing a pressure explosion. The ignition of vapors, which flashed ba ck into a tanker trailer caused the tanker rear most top hatch and rear facing h atch to explode off with an ensuing fireball. Employee #1 was killed and Employe e #2 sustained severe burns to the face and hands and was hospitalized for treat ment.

Keywords:burn, explosion, face, flammable liquid, flammable vapors, flashback, hand, tire, tire bead, tire rim, trailer

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1569506.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy
2 1569506.015 Hospitalized injury Automobile mechanics
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