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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1277347.015 - Bj Services, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Columbus

Nr: 1277347.015Report ID: 0522500Open Date: 11/15/2017

Bj Services, Llc
1658 County Road 3
Rayland, OH 43943
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: 2228 Phillippi Pike, Clarksburg, WV 26301

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/16/2018
Close Case:04/27/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,934 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,934
Current Penalty $9,054 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,054
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/20/2018 03/02/2018 $9,054 $12,934 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100744.015Event: 11/12/2017Employee Is Struck In The Head By A Hose And Is Killed
At 3:15 a.m. on November 12, 2017, a crew of employees were assigned the task of flushing out the hose between the high pressure manifold trailer and the pump truck after the pump truck had been shut down during a fracking stage. The truck was not pumping properly and was turned off to prevent further damage. The discharge line from the manifold had a blockage that prevented the sand/water mixture from flowing to the pump. Employees split a hammer union in the middle of the hose to investigate the section of hose that was obstructed and determined that it was the hose attached to the manifold. The employees pressurized the manifold and hose up to a pressure of approximately 80 p.s.i., and begun striking the hose with a hammer and sticking a rod up the end of the hose to break up the blockage of sand when a rapid release of energy projected sand from the hose and caused the hose to move and whip. An employee was standing on the unsecured hose to keep it from moving. The movement of the hose caused the employee to loose balance and the employee was struck in the head by the hose. The employee was transported by EMS to a hospital where he later died from the blunt force trauma injury sustained to the head.
Keywords: pressure release, hose, sand, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1277347.015 Fatality Concussion Occupation Not Listed

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