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ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
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January 21, 2015
Oilfield death under investigation
This year’s second death in the oilfields is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An unnamed employee of C&D Oilfield Services was found dead on the catwalk of an oil well tank battery on Jan. 15, said OSHA area director Eric Brooks. The...
January 21, 2015 - 6:49pm
January 15, 2015
Death reported in oilfield incident
MANDAREE — An oil service company owner has died and another employee was injured while repairing equipment at a QEP Resources oil well near Mandaree. According to initial reports from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Bismarck office, the incident involving...
News/crime and courts
January 15, 2015 - 12:13am
January 12, 2015
North Dakota workplace deaths examined in TV report
WILLISTON — Before North Dakota oil worker Dustin Payne died last fall, he sent text messages to his girlfriend about safety conditions at...
January 12, 2015 - 3:28pm
October 1, 2014
OSHA orders BNSF to pay $30,000 to injured worker
BISMARCK — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered BNSF Railway to pay more than $30,000 in back wages and damages to a Mandan man after it found that the company retaliated against him for reporting a work-related injury, the U.S. Department of Labor reported. Wednesday’s...
October 1, 2014 - 10:20pm
September 11, 2014
OSHA strengthens reporting requirements for injuries
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated when an employer must notify the agency if an employee suffers a job-related hospital stay, amputation or loss of an eye. The agency hopes the thousands of additional reports will help it identify and eliminate the most...
September 11, 2014 - 9:49pm
July 23, 2014
Thank you to OSHA, Brooks for Bakken safety blitz
North Dakota OSHA Area Director Eric Brooks announced last week that OSHA will be sending extra enforcement staff to North Dakota to conduct a safety blitz, focusing on the oil, gas and construction industries. On behalf of the Missouri Slope Labor Council, AFL-CIO, I wanted to publicly...
July 23, 2014 - 7:33pm
July 16, 2014
OSHA safety blitz to look at ND construction
Engulfed by soil while working on a water line. Fell 20 feet from a roof to a concrete floor. Pulled into a sand-mixing machine. The causes of workplace fatalities in North Dakota are gruesome, but they aren’t all related to the oilfield industry. Construction-related work, which...
July 16, 2014 - 9:29pm
June 26, 2014
Health department releases cause of oil-related death
BISMARCK - The 19-year-old man who died at a well pad in April succumbed to cardiac arrhythmia, according to a North Dakota Department of Health a forensic report. Zachary Buckles, who worked for a company subcontracting with Continental Resources, was found unresponsive on April...
June 26, 2014 - 4:06pm
May 1, 2014
Bilingual Bakken: Safety instructors at NIT begin offering courses in Spanish
Diego Sanchez came to the U.S. from Colombia 22 years ago, knowing no English. He got by with jobs in construction, landscaping and painting. Back...
May 1, 2014 - 11:53pm
April 21, 2014
OSHA calls for silica limit: Proposed silica limit would hurt fracking industry, group says
A proposed lower limit of silica exposure from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration would drastically affect the hydraulic fracturing,...
April 21, 2014 - 12:36pm
January 3, 2014
OSHA: Man dies after being struck by pipe on rig near Williston
A man died on a rig site north of Williston on Tuesday after being struck in the head by a section of drilling pipe. The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. at the site off 60th Street Northwest, about 10 miles north of Williston and a mile west of Highway 85 and Highway 2. Bismarck...
January 3, 2014 - 8:37pm
October 18, 2013
OSHA investigating death of Fargo electrician struck by falling object near Harvey
BISMARCK - Federal workplace safety officials are investigating an Oct. 7 accident that killed a Fargo electrician at a grain elevator near Harvey in central North Dakota. A crew was installing a distributor unit that was suspended from a crane when a section of metal chute broke...
October 18, 2013 - 4:13pm
September 6, 2013
American Crystal faces fines over alleged safety violations
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn.
September 6, 2013 - 12:00am
July 9, 2013
OSHA investigates 3 workplace deaths in northwest North Dakota
BISMARCK -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating three possible workplace deaths that resulted from two unrelated incidents in northwest North Dakota. Watford City police reported to OSHA on Monday that an employee of Power Fuels died on Friday, possibly...
July 9, 2013 - 2:48pm
June 25, 2013
OSHA cites company after oilfield death
ROSS -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Plains Trucking for nine safety violations after a worker was fatally injured March 27 at the company's facility in Ross. The worker died after cleaning the inside of a crude oil tanker that exploded. The incident...
June 25, 2013 - 9:28am