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September 2016 Archives

Workplace accident: Crushing injuries prevalent in oilfields

Workers in the oilfields in North Dakota and elsewhere are aware of the risks presented by the hazardous environment in which they work. Despite the drop in activity in the gas and oil industry, medical professionals say they still see some workers who suffer crush injuries. They say that if a victim of a crush injury in a workplace accident is not treated promptly, kidney failure can result.

Distracted driving car accidents prevalent in North Dakota

Distracted driving has been identified as a major contributor to traffic-related deaths among young drivers across the country, including in North Dakota. The ambulance service in Dickinson along with other organizations have initialized the "One Text or Call Could Wreck It All" campaign to create awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Although drivers of all ages participate in this dangerous activity, the numbers of teenage fatalities in car accidents are alarming.

Job injury: Security workers injured in oil pipeline protest

North Dakota workers, regardless of their industry, have the right to safe workplace environments. It is the responsibility of employers to protect the health and safety of their employees. The unmistakable goal is that any job injury, even one resulting from violence, be prevented.

North Dakota oil pipeline worker dies in workplace accident

About 200 miles away from where tribal protesters have been trying to protect sacred lands by stopping the laying of an oil pipeline that is designated to stretch over 1,200 miles, a contract worker recently lost his life. The North Dakota Public Service Commissioner reported the workplace accident that caused the fatal job injury to an employee of a contracting company that is working on the pipeline. The incident occurred in the western part of the state.

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