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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1377994.015 - Wolla Trucking, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck

Nr: 1377994.015Report ID: 0830300Open Date: 02/06/2019

Wolla Trucking, Llc
Trenton Swd Facility4832 Highway 1804
Williston, ND 58801
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 213112/Support Activities for Oil and Gas Operations
Mailing: P.O. Box 830null, Ray, ND 58849

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/06/2019
Emphasis: N:Amputate, L:OilgasClose Case:11/08/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1420717 Yes  
 Inspection1378009 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,282 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,282
Current Penalty $4,641 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,641
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 I 07/17/2019 08/05/2019 $4,641 $9,282 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C07 IV 07/17/2019 07/23/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115526.015Event: 01/28/2019Employee'S Arm Is Amputated After Becoming Caught In Pto
At 9:30 a.m. on January 28, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that provid ed support activities for oil and gas operations. It was a trucking firm. It hau led away the leftover "produced water" byproduct from fracking activities. Produ ced water, or waste water from fracking, was disposed of at saltwater disposal ( SWD) facilities. The employee was at a facility to dispose of a load of waste wa ter. He attached his hoses and starting pumping. A Roper pump on his truck was l eaking. The SWD facility's site attendant told the employee that the leak would have to be repaired. The pump was powered by a power take-off (PTO). The employe e was underneath the truck tightening the bolts on the pump to adjust its packin g and stop the leak. The PTO was still running. A sleeve of the employee's cloth ing became caught in the PTO, and his arm was pulled in. The employee's arm was amputated at the elbow. He was hospitalized. It was learned that the trucking fi rm knew that its workers may be required to tighten packing bolts at disposal si tes due to the facilities' policies on leaks. It developed a set of rules for th is operation. It was also knowledgeable in procedures for the control of hazardo us energy. In August 2017, it contracted with a safety consultant to conduct loc kout/tagout and machine guarding training. The employee did not attend this trai ning. In an interview, he stated that he had not received any training on hazard ous energy control procedures. Workers for the firm said that adjusting the bolt s with the pump running was a common practice. Each interviewed driver stated th at he had observed other drivers tightening PTO bolts under the truck with the p ump running. They stated that they did not report this to management or stop wor k. Audit records did not show that compliance with the set of rules developed fo r pump repair was audited. Two inspections were associated with this investigati on; 1377994 for the trucking company, and 1378009 for the SWD facility.
Keywords: amputated, amputation, arm, bolt, caught by, caught in, clothing, elbow, gas well, gas well drilling, leak, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine guarding, maintenance, oil well drilling/servicing, power take-off, training
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1377994.015 Hospitalized injury Truck drivers, heavy

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