Blog Posts in September, 2015

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  • Workplace Injury in the Bakken Oil Fields
    Workplace Injury in the Bakken Oil Fields

    “The Bakken is the most dangerous oil field to work in the U.S.” That simple statement, spoken after a 2014 accident near the Missouri River in which one oil rig worker was killed and two others ...

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  • Bakken Oil Economy is Settling Down as Oil Prices Recover
    Bakken Oil Economy is Settling Down as Oil Prices Recover

    The Bakken created an oil boom in North Dakota and eastern Montana for the last several years. Many oil workers and families moved to the region to find work. Now, they no longer have employment as ...

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  • OSHA Scrutinizes Oil Field Injuries
    OSHA Scrutinizes Oil Field Injuries

    Bakken Oil field work hazards have long been a source of contention amongst organizations committed to safe work conditions such as OSHA. It seems that oil field injuries are high here , according to ...

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  • Odegaard Braukmann Law: Your Workers Compensation Lawyers in the Bakken Oil Field Region
    Odegaard Braukmann Law: Your Workers Compensation Lawyers in the Bakken Oil Field Region

    The Bakken oil field formation is one of the largest deposits of oil and natural gas in the United States. And that makes it a prime target for drilling and extraction of resources. But working in an ...

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  • Officials Arrest 29 in Connection with Drug Trafficking Ring in Bakken Region
    Officials Arrest 29 in Connection with Drug Trafficking Ring in Bakken Region

    North Dakota and Montana media report that thanks to a newly created drug task force, prosecutors have indicted twenty-nine people for their part in a sophisticated and lucrative drug trafficking ring ...

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  • Bakken Oil Field Accidents Result in Deaths
    Bakken Oil Field Accidents Result in Deaths

    A drop in crude oil prices has affected the Bakken oil boom and according to a Wall Street Journal article federal officials say it could also be a cause of the record number of deaths in the area ...

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