May 12

Study: ND oil worker death rate 6 times US average

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WILLISTON, N.D. — The country’s largest labor federation says North Dakota’s death rate in the oil, gas and mining sector was more than six times the national average in 2012.

AFL-CIO says North Dakota had 104 deaths per 100,000 workers in the oil, gas and mining industry that year. The national rate for the industry was 15.9 deaths per 100,000.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/12/3855849/study-nd-oil-worker-death-rate.html?sp=/99/102/114/&ihp=0

Source: News Observer, “Study: ND oil worker death rate 6 times US average” Associated Press, May 12, 2014.