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Fewer Bakken rigs, fewer oil worker deaths

Oil worker deaths in the Bakken were down in 2015, but officials can’t say why just yet, reports The Bismarck Tribune. According to data collected from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there were three oil and gas-related worker deaths in 2015 compared to the seven in 2014 and 10 the year before that. Eric Brooks, director of OSHA’s Bismarck ...

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Local business settles OSHA case

FORT EDWARD — A. Hyatt Ball Co. has reached a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over 48 serious violations of federal workplace safety laws. The citations were issued in April, after an employee’s complaint resulted in an OSHA inspection of the company’s 1 School St. manufacturing facility. At last report, Hyatt Ball employed about seven people. The ...

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Bulldozer rolls over, kills pipeline worker

ROARING BRANCH, Pa. — A pipeline worker is dead after the bulldozer he was operating rolled over in northern Pennsylvania. It happened just before noon Tuesday in Union Township. State police say 54-year-old Ricky Dettman was driving a bulldozer on steep grade when it rolled down the hill, turning over several times before coming to a rest in an upright ...

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OSHA identifies Arkansas man killed on job in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified an Arkansas man who died on the job in North Dakota. OSHA says 23-year-old Alex Lee, of Conway, Arkansas, was operating a construction packer for a street project in Dickinson on July 15 when the packer slid down an embankment and rolled on him, crushing him. Lee was working ...

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OSHA investigating Kansas oil field death

GREAT BEND, Kan. — A federal agency is investigating the death of a 30-year-old oil field worker in central Kansas. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a release late Thursday the agency’s Wichita office will investigate the June 30 death of the worker, whose name was not released. OSHA says the worker was an ...

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Workplace safety case lingers

FORT EDWARD – The workplace safety violations case against Hyatt Ball Co. has advanced to the U.S. Department of Labor’s regional Office of the Solicitor. The move comes after the company and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration failed to reach an agreement about how to settle the issue of 48 serious violations of federal workplace safety laws discovered during ...

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US agency: Oil company could have prevented ND worker death

WILLISTON, N.D. — A Houston-based oil company could have prevented a 28-year-old Alabama man’s death by properly maintaining the water hauling tank that exploded while he was working in it in North Dakota, federal safety investigators said Wednesday. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it has issued one willful and four serious safety citations against Nabors Completion and ...

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DEP starts setting up silica study in Tunkhannock

TUNKHANNOCK – Near the site where trains hauling sand for the gas industry will transfer their loads to trucks, air quality specialists with the state Department of Environmental Protection set up a portable weather station Thursday. Instruments strapped to a truck-sized white box with a protruding silver tower will measure precipitation, temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, said Gary LaBelle ...

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OSHA investigating Bakken oil patch death

The North Dakota oil patch has lost another oil and gas worker, according to The Bismarck Tribune. An employee for C&D Oilfield Services who has not been identified was found dead on January 15 on the catwalk of an oil well tank battery, says Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Area Director Eric Brooks. OSHA is currently investigating the incident. ...

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