Blog Posts in March, 2015

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  • Concern Over Increased Bakken Oil Field Fatalities
    Concern Over Increased Bakken Oil Field Fatalities

    A March 12, 2015, Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article reports that, from October 2014 to February 2015, at least eight deaths occurred in the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. This represented more ...

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  • The Bakken - Hazards are High Even in Down Times
    The Bakken - Hazards are High Even in Down Times

    The oilfield all over America has been booming. Of course recently we have seen declines in the oilfield, but the Bakken seems to still be going strong. There have been layoffs, and in many ways it ...

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  • Why is Oil Field Injury Decreasing in Wyoming?
    Why is Oil Field Injury Decreasing in Wyoming?

    A few years ago, Wyoming's work safety rate was one of the worst in the nation. However, in 2012, legislators authorized spending for hiring seven new workplace safety inspectors in a move to reduce ...

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  • Workers Compensation for Bakken Accidents
    Workers Compensation for Bakken Accidents

    Workers in the Bakken oil field region around Billings and the rest of Montana face challenges and risks when doing their jobs. Some workers face extreme danger from oil extraction. Others face ...

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  • Working in the Bakken Oil Field
    Working in the Bakken Oil Field

    They say that the opportunities are great but working in the Bakken is "not for the faint of heart." "Why hasn't everyone moved there you ask? Is it too good to be true? Well, most people don't want ...

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  • Bakken Oil Field Injuries: Your Legal Options
    Bakken Oil Field Injuries: Your Legal Options

    The rapid expansion of gas and oil extraction in the Bakken Oil Field that straddles Montana and North Dakota has led to economic prosperity for many in the area, but tragedy for others dealing with ...

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