Injured Working in the North Dakota Oil Fields?
The oil boom in North Dakota has made it possible for many people to get high paying jobs working in the oil and gas extraction industry in the Bakken Fields. Unfortunately, there has been a significant increase in the number of oil field injuries and deaths associated with this industry. North Dakota now has the highest percentage of work related fatalities in the nation, with more than half of these fatal work accidents related to the oil and gas extraction industries.
The types of injuries that are most common include the following:
- Struck by Equipment
- Fire or Explosion Burns
- Toxic Chemical Exposure
- Severe Burns
- Crush Injuries
- Caught In or Between
- Struck By
- Oil Well Trucking Accident Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Injuries to Upper Extremities
The numbers of injured workers continue to rise at an alarming rate. The facts tell a frightening story about the staggering increase in the numbers of injuries in the oil and gas extraction industry in North Dakota: