UPDATED: Man Crushed While Unloading Trusses At Williston Construction Site Identified

WILLISTON, N.D. – A construction worker who died here Tuesday was crushed by roof trusses that let loose as workers unloaded them from a trailer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Friday. The worker, identified by OSHA as 23-year-old Brandon Woodard of Abbeville, Miss., cut a metal band holding the trusses together before they…
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Displaced Residents Of New Town Trailer Court Moving Into New Development

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Getting evicted may have a happy ending for residents of a 45-unit mobile home park on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. Residents of the Prairie Winds Trailer Court have until the end of today to move out after the property was purchased to be used for employee housing for United Prairie…
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Lawmakers Hear Industry Leaders Tout More Efficient Oil Tech

TIOGA, N.D. – Drilling rigs that can walk and hydraulic fracturing techniques that recycle water were highlighted Wednesday during a legislative tour of the Oil Patch. As North Dakota’s oil production matures, companies are becoming more efficient and using technologies that reduce the environmental footprint, industry leaders said during a tour organized by the North…
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Attitude Key To Working In Oilfield

WILLISTON, N.D. – The days are long and the work can be physically draining. But going to work in the oilfields with the right attitude is just as important, because as one newcomer puts it “you will be humbled.” “I went in with the mentality that I want to work hard and learn everything about…
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Faces Of The Boom: ‘Old-school Roughneck’ Leaving Hometown Of Ray, N.D., To Find Quiet In Minnesota

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s oil boom has Terry Tinnes torn. On one hand, Tinnes makes more money than he knows what to do with while working as a “companyman,” a position that oversees a drilling rig. But he also has seen so much growth in traffic, noise and crime in his once quiet hometown…
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