The seemingly endless demand for workers in the
Bakken oil fields continues to create problems in the region. The latest: half-finished
housing that may be part of a
In May the United States Securities and Exchange Commission claimed a Bakken
housing developer was defrauding investors and not completing the projects
as promised. Construction on the 300-unit extended stay hotel stop immediately
leaving the project growing weeds and more oil workers desperately looking
for places to live.
Bakken has continued to be a difficult situation for workers and local
communities alike. The local communities struggle to provide basic services
to the influx of workers and workers struggle to find everything from
a place to sleep to a place to get their mail.
The failure of the developers to keep their commitments puts the city of
Culbertson in a hard position because they were promised five payments
of $100,000 each to offset the cost of extending sewer lines to the development.
Now the half of the development that was about 80 percent completed is
abandoned and deteriorating with the city never receiving a single payment.
In addition, the city's investment is unused, meaning it is not even
recouping the expense through sewer fees.
Sadly, this type of greed-caused problem is one of the lesser problems
facing those who work at the Bakken oil fields. Many workers face unsafe
working conditions, injuries and even death in their attempt to meet the
demand for Bakkenshale. To discuss your potential workplace injury lawsuit,
contact us. We can help you navigate the treacherous terrain.