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Hunting fatalities drop through decades, but dangers remain

October 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

NEVIS, Minn. The number of fatal hunting accidents in Minnesota has dropped dramatically over the past 50 years, averaging fewer than three per year since 1990, and waterfowl hunting fatalities like the one that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Nevis man Oct. 5 are less common than big-game hunting fatalities, statistics show. Continue Reading

Speed kills

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Summertime has proven to be the deadliest time of year on the roads in Minnesota, largely due to motorists traveling faster at unsafe speeds, with clear roads providing a false sense of security, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS). Continue Reading

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

May 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Protect yourself. That’s the best advice Barbara Allen has for workers, especially for those in the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

SD traffic fatalities up from 2011, down from average

February 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota officials say the number of traffic fatalities in the state were up in 2012, but below the average for the last 10 years.
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OSHA pushes safety across the oil fields to stop fatalities

February 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON The regional administrator for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration urged North Dakota oil and gas operators to take a safety “stand down” seriously and stop fatalities in the oil field. Continue Reading

Work-related fatalities rise 47 percent in North Dakota

January 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Along with reaping the benefits of its ascent to becoming an oil-rich state, North Dakota is also a more dangerous place to work. Continue Reading

Slight uptick in South Dakota highway fatalities

December 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The state Department of Public Safety says highway fatalities in South Dakota are up slightly this year after a 20 percent drop in 2011. Continue Reading

Motorcycle deaths up in Minnesota

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

State officials and motorcycle enthusiasts are puzzled by an alarming rise in fatalities. The Department of Public Safety counted 17 motorcycle deaths in Minnesota by Saturday. There were only 10 at this time in 2011. Continue Reading

State releases traffic fatality report, 368 killed in 2011 on MN roads

June 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The 368 traffic deaths on Minnesota roads in 2011 represents a fourth consecutive annual drop in road fatalities and the lowest death count on record since 1944 when 356 people were killed. The deaths include 120 unbelted motorists and 111 alcohol-impaired crash victims. Continue Reading

Workplace fatalities increase

November 11, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

Fatal work injuries rose statewide in 2010 and rose slightly locally in 2011, officials said.
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