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Death on the job: North Dakota ranks dead last in worker safety

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Protect yourself.

That's the best advice Barbara Allen has for workers, especially for those in the Oil Patch.

"There's been so many accidents that I'm sure could have been avoided with a little safety," said Allen, who lost her son, Terry Metcalf, to an oil field accident nine months ago. "Instead of depending on the company you work for, you're just going to have to take care of yourself. Not depend on somebody else to take care of it for you."

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
(701) 456-1206
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