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February 2017 Archives

Workplace accident claims life of 60-year-old construction worker

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration in North Dakota reported that the agency had launched an investigation into the recent death of a worker at a construction site in Williston. A spokesperson of OSHA says this was the first fatal workplace accident in the state in 2017. The local police are assisting in the investigation.

Help is available for workplace accident victims in the Bakken

Workers involved in oil and gas drilling nationwide, including in the Bakken formation, are typically exposed to inherent and extreme danger. Although oil extraction in North Dakota and surrounding states has slowed down, the risks remain, as does the potential for a tragic workplace accident. Unfortunately, in some cases, employers are only interested in extracting as much as possible oil in the shortest possible time, and they typically prioritize profits over employee safety.

Job injury: Oil and gas workers at significant risk

With promises of an upturn in the oil and gas industry, employers must anticipate the typical hazards of the job and focus on protecting employees' health and safety. Whether it is on an offshore rig or the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota, the risks of job injury will be high. These laborious jobs involve a lot of heavy lifting that puts extreme strain on workers' backs, arms and legs, and it is not uncommon for workers to suffer amputations and other serious injuries.

Alleged negligent pickup truck driver crashes into big rig

Drivers of passenger vehicles on North Dakota roads need to be vigilant for large vehicles such as frac tanks. These heavy vehicles are used to transport a proppant that is utilized in the fracturing process in the Bakken oil fields. A collision with such a big rig recently claimed the lives of two people.

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