Blog Posts in February, 2015

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  • Construction Injury in the Bakken Oil Field
    Construction Injury in the Bakken Oil Field

    The discovery of significant shale oil and gas deposits in the Bakken field has created an oil boom in the upper Midwest and had enormous economic benefit for the United States economy, adding more ...

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  • A Work Accident, OSHA, and You: Hazards of the Bakken
    A Work Accident, OSHA, and You: Hazards of the Bakken

    Recently, a documentary aired by Al Jazeera on the dangers of the Bakken. These dangers are to the people who work in this major oilfield region. "The frantic pace of drilling, combined with a state ...

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  • Failure To Provide Workers Comp Insurance Leads To Guilty Plea
    Failure To Provide Workers Comp Insurance Leads To Guilty Plea

    On January 13, 2015, a 53-year-old Billings businessman entered guilty pleas related to a failure to provide workers comp coverage for employees working in the Bakken oil field, according to the ...

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  • Workplace Safety in the Bakken Oil Fields
    Workplace Safety in the Bakken Oil Fields

    As an experienced roughneck said “it's not a question of if an accident or death will occur, but when”. He was referring to working in the Bakken oil fields. In fact, from 2000 to 2010, Wyoming ...

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  • The growing Bakken - Hazards and Happiness
    The growing Bakken - Hazards and Happiness

    The Bakken is growing exponentially, even in these slow times. Hazards are always going to be a concern as this area of the oil industry grows. More companies are popping up all over the place and ...

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  • Documentary Highlights Three Bakken Oil Field Accident Fatalities
    Documentary Highlights Three Bakken Oil Field Accident Fatalities

    On January 12, 2015, a documentary series "Fault Lines" featured a documentary about the Bakken oil field entitled "Death on the Bakken Shale." The documentary asserted that the Bakken oil field has ...

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