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Guardian Flight Air Ambulance paramedic Keith Finch instructs WPX Energy employees on the proper procedures for loading a seriously injured oil rig worker for air rescue during a demonstration at a well pad site near New Town on Thursday.

Safety in the Oil Patch a top priority

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NEW TOWN -- Safety is often a top priority for companies operating in the Bakken.

From rig site work to chemical handling to the cumbersome logistical task of moving supplies and goods, oilfield-related businesses are quick to stress safety in order to keep their employees healthy and working and to keep costs down.


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