Trailer spills 16,000 pounds of fertilizer outside JamestownAn agricultural trailer tipped and spilled 16,000 pounds of fertilizer near Jamestown Friday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
By: Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
An agricultural trailer tipped and spilled 16,000 pounds of fertilizer near Jamestown Friday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Sgt. Josh Rude of the patrol said Dean Entzminger, Gackle, N.D, was driving a straight truck with a pup trailer eastbound on Stutsman County Road 40 at 3:50 p.m. Friday near the U.S. Highway 281 Bypass northwest of Jamestown. He was taking a load of fertilizer to Streeter, N.D., for Allied Agronomy, Edgeley, N.D. Entzminger turned to go south on the bypass and the pup trailer rolled over when it went over an incline in the road. The trailer spilled 16,000 pounds of dry fertilizer across both lanes of traffic.
Rude said the fertilizer was a nitrogen-phosphorus mix in granular form that didn’t pose a health risk. The fertilizer was scooped into a different trailer using front-end and skid-steer loaders and the scene was cleared.
Entzminger was cited for care required, Rude said. He said the first trailer sustained minor damage and was towed from the scene.