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January 2017 Archives

Do unhealthy drivers cause avoidable truck accidents?

Motorists on highways nationwide, including in North Dakota, are always at higher risks when they share the roads with commercial trucks. Tractor-trailers, semis, 18-wheelers and tanker trucks are massive compared to passenger vehicles, and truck accidents involving smaller vehicles often have devastating consequences. A recent study at a university in another state revealed a distinct link between the health of truck drivers and their chances of crashing.

Workplace accident in oilfield claims life of 19-year-old

Workers in the oil fields that are involved in hydraulic fracturing face many hazards at their places of work -- regardless of whether they are in the North Dakota Bakken or similar regions in other states. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a workplace accident that occurred in another state on a recent Thursday. The agency intends to determine whether this incident resulted from a safety violation.

Workplace accident on well site kills 24-year-old man

Activities in the oil fields have picked up slightly, leading to the exposure of more workers to well site hazards. A tragic workplace accident in the Bakken recently claimed the life of a 24-year-old worker in North Dakota. Authorities say the incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. on a recent Wednesday.

Workplace accident: How safe will reopening Bakken oilrigs be?

Things are looking up for Bakken oil field workers in North Dakota. Many lost their jobs in the severe downturn in recent years, but oil companies are advertising for workers again. Hopefully, employers will ensure compliance with safety regulations because one workplace accident can cause multiple injuries, or worse.

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