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June 2017 Archives

Dual claims can result from product defect injury at work

North Dakota oil field workers in the Bakken face multiple hazards every day. Added to the usual perils associated with the nature of their jobs, the equipment they use poses further threats. Faulty design or manufacturing, or a lack of warning on the labeling can cause catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, a product defect is often only recognized after a tragic event that maims or kills a worker.

Workplace accident underscores North Dakota employment hazards

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is a national trade union center, and it is the largest federation of unions in the United States (AFL-CIO). This federation issued an annual report that indicates North Dakota topped the list of deaths per 100,000 in 2015 for the fourth time in five years. One man who lost his brother in a workplace accident that is currently under investigation believes his brother would not have died had he worked in another state.

Earplugs may have contributed to workplace accident

Compliance with the safety regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is what is necessary for the protection of employees. It has saved the lives of many of workers nationwide. However, some safety precautions can put workers in harm's way. The description of a North Dakota man's struggle to adjust to the consequences of a workplace accident underscores this point.

Workplace accident: Oil tank battery blast kills 1, injures 3

Oil tank batteries in North Dakota and other oil and gas producing states are workplaces that pose life-threatening hazards to any employees who work there. This type of danger was underscored by a fatal workplace accident that occurred in another state on a recent Thursday. Reports indicate that one worker died and three others received burn injuries.


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