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Oil Worker Killed When Hit by Crane

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

An oil worker was killed in a crane accident in North Dakota.

Details about the Fatal Work Accident

Multiple sources are reporting that an oil worker was killed in a crane accident that happened at an oil well site in western North Dakota, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The accident reportedly happened late Monday near Ross, which is in Mountrail County. This is the second oilfield related death in North Dakota’s oil patch in the last week, according to the federal agency. The 36-year-old victim was killed after he was hit by the boom of the crane.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family members.

The oil well is owned by Houston-based EOG Resources Incorporated. The cause of the accident is currently unknown, but an investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about On the Job Accidents

According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in on the job accidents every year in the United States:

  • A total of 4,281 workers were killed in on the job accidents in 2014.
  • During the same year, workers being struck by an object accounted for 8.1 percent of all on the job fatalities.
  • There was an average of 13 on the job deaths per day in the United States in 2014.


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