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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 107119612 - Koch Service

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck

Nr: 107119612Report ID: 0830300Open Date: 02/10/1994

Koch Service
3 Miles East Of Town
Watford City, ND 58854
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1389/Oil and Gas Field Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: P.O. Box 629, Watford City, ND 58854

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/10/1994
Close Case:04/25/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral901382283 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
Current Penalty $1,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100106 E06 I 03/31/1994 04/12/1994 $1,750 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 880351Event: 02/10/1994Employee Burned When Vapors Leaking From Truck Explode
A truck trailer was in a wash bay when natural gas vapors leaking from the trailer's tank were ignited by the pilot light on a pressure washer. The resulting fire and explosion burned Employee #1 on his face and ear; he required hospitalization.
Keywords: leak, pilot light, flammable vapors, work rules, fire, natural gas, trailer truck, explosion, oil well servicing, tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 107119612 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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