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OSHA cites company after oilfield death

ROSS -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Plains Trucking for nine safety violations after a worker was fatally injured March 27 at the company's facility in Ross.

The worker died after cleaning the inside of a crude oil tanker that exploded. The incident occurred when another worker lowered a treble light into the tanker, which is not approved for use in such conditions. The second worker suffered a concussion and a head laceration.

Proposed fines for the violations total $28,000. The company has 15 business days to comply, request an informal conference or contest the findings.

Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at adalrymple@forumcomm.com or (701) 580-6890.

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