Blog Posts in April, 2015

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  • Do you work in the Bakken region? Your employer is required to have workers comp
    Do you work in the Bakken region? Your employer is required to have workers comp

    In January of this year, a Billings businessman with operations in the Bakken oil fields pleaded guilty to 292 misdemeanor counts of failing to provide workers comp and a felony charge of employer ...

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  • Work Accidents in Bakken Region Trigger Concerns
    Work Accidents in Bakken Region Trigger Concerns

    With constantly evolving federal and state regulations, polarizing opinion both for and against new fossil fuel drilling methods, and an influx of inexperienced workers, it's no wonder North Dakota ...

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  • The Insidious Nature of Airborne Compounds Complicates Workplace Injury Investigations
    The Insidious Nature of Airborne Compounds Complicates Workplace Injury Investigations

    How hard can it be to establish the cause of death in Bakken oil field fatal workplace injuries? According to North Dakota forensic examiner, William Massello, it's possible for one person to die from ...

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  • Bakken oil field injury - The Slippery Slope
    Bakken oil field injury - The Slippery Slope

    It didn't take long for 2015 to shape up to be a dangerous year for Bakken oil field workers. As the Billings Gazette reported in January, there have already been fatalities and injuries associated ...

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  • Bakken Oil Field Safety Addressed By New Initiative
    Bakken Oil Field Safety Addressed By New Initiative

    On March 7, an explosion at a well near Killdeer, North Dakota, focused new attention on Bakken oil field safety. In that incident, three oil tanks ignited. No one suffered an injury in the incident, ...

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  • Burns are a Serious Workplace Injury in the Bakken
    Burns are a Serious Workplace Injury in the Bakken

    Although other injuries occur more frequently, burn injuries among Bakken oil field workers in North Dakota have swelled to 3,100 in the last five years. Of all workplace injuries, burn injury is one ...

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