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November 2017 Archives

Fatal workplace accident kills father of 3-year-old son

Construction workers' jobs are varied, and the dangers workers face are not always recognized. A fatal workplace accident recently claimed the life of a 28-year-old father of a toddler. The victim was an employee of a North Dakota-based construction company but worked at the firm's facility in a neighboring state.

Product defect in Tundra truck leads to lawsuit against Toyota

Owners of Toyota Tundra pickup trucks in North Dakota may not be aware that the 2016-2017 models of their vehicles were recalled. This recall followed a product defect that could lead to personal injury. An owner of one of these trucks recently filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers.

Workers' comp benefits will cover oilfield injury costs

Workers in the oil and gas industry risk their lives every day, and the Bakken oilfields of North Dakota are no different. Fire protection forms a significant part of their safety protocols because any oilfield injury suffered in an explosion or a fire can be deadly. Frequent hazard assessments are essential, with the replacement of old and malfunctioning equipment for fire protection forming an integral part of such inspections.

North Dakota car crash after first snow injures 2, kills 1

Road conditions in North Dakota are always extra hazardous after the first snowfalls. A snow dusting, mist and light rain at the start of winter can cause highways to be slicker than expected. Any driver who does not take extra care can become the victim of a car crash and could also cause harm to others. Authorities remind motorists to travel at lower speeds, which will extend travel time, and for that reason, they must leave earlier to avoid the need to rush.

Head-on car crash on Interstate 94 kills both drivers

Auto accidents in which both drivers die typically leave loved ones with many unanswered questions. This often happens in North Dakota and other states when one driver veers across the center line. Inevitably there is traffic heading in the opposite direction, and the resulting car crash can be devastating.

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