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Health Dept. won’t call more meetings on radioactive oilfield waste

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health has no plans to oblige the Dakota Resource Council’s request Monday to schedule six additional public meetings across the state to take input on proposed rules that would allow for the disposal of …continue reading on

OSHA safety blitz to look at ND construction

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

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 industr…continue reading on

Oil Patch truck driver charged with illegal dumping

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON – Criminal charges have been filed against a truck driver accused of illegally dumping oilfield waste in western North Dakota, and the trucking company he worked for could face more than $950,000 in civil penalties for repeat offenses, of…continue reading on

Faces of the Boom: Geologist educates the layman on oilfield drilling technology

September 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

TIOGA Kathy Neset may be the only oilfield geologist who uses a bendable drinking straw as a key tool for her job. Continue Reading

Safety in the Oil Patch a top priority

August 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

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

Faces of the Boom: A blessed oilfield life

July 27, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

SIDNEY, Mont. Patty Kneeland feels so blessed to be an oilfield wife, she wears a reminder around her neck. Continue Reading

Five people injured in oilfield explosion

July 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ALEXANDER – Five people were injured Tuesday following an oilfield explosion near Alexander, according to a release from the McKenzie County Sheriff’s Department. Continue Reading

Faces of the Boom: Second wind leads to blue hair, unretirement and new friends

July 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Californian Marvin Smith got a second wind at 70 and decided to move to North Dakota to chase one more oil boom. Smith knew his days as a derrickhand were long behind him, but he thought he was still healthy enough to work in the oilfield. Continue Reading

OSHA still investigating August oil field death of Dickinson man

December 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Results of an investigation into the death of a Dickinson man at an oil field site near Killdeer in August are expected to be released late next week, Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bismarck Area Director Eric Brooks said Thursday. Continue Reading

Exxon pays $1.6 billion for Bakken assets

September 20, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

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