Many people working in the Bakken Oil fields have seen some difficult times
over the past two years, as oil prices had plummeted, decreasing available
work hours. Since, folks have awaited oil price stabilization as a sign
the economic engine will red-line once again. And, from recent accounts in
Business Insider, the outlook is good. According to journalists Ernest Scheyder and Terry
Wade,"Two years into the worst oil price rout in a generation, large
and mid-sized U.S. independent producers are surviving and eyeing growth
again as oil nears $50 a barrel, confounding OPEC and Saudi Arabia with
their resiliency." As a result, any worries of economic worsening
in the BakkenOil Fields are drying up.
However, worries about injuries from construction accidents have not abated.
Construction injury remains a serious concern. In fact, as reported by Mike McCleary in
The Bismarck News, another death has resulted recently from a construction accident. In
this June 2016 accident, a crane boom struck and killed a 37-year-old
man. McCleary points out that it has been a tragic week, for this was
the second fatality. A man had died from injuries sustained in an oil
well fire earlier in the week. In a statement by Eric Brooks, OSHA’s
area director in Bismarck, OSHA offered "condolences to the family
and friends of these workers." He further said, "The oil and
gas industry is inherently dangerous, and workers are exposed to multiple
hazards every day.”
Clearly, working in the oil and gas industry poses risks for workers, and
construction injuries occur.Odegaard Braukmann Law are experienced with
these cases and work to protect people's rights under the law.
Contact them for consultation if you have been injured in a construction accident.