Icy Winter Roads – Two Dead in a Tractor-Trailer Pile-Up

With winter upon us, traveling on snow packed, or icy highways is a common occurrence. In December 2018 two people died in an early morning tractor-trailer pileup on an I-90 west highway outside of Missoula, MT. The pile-up involved five different tractor-trailers. The first tractor carrying a trailer of lumber started to slid broadside. It … Continued

North Dakota Oil Field Accident – Payout for Victim’s Family

An oil company has plead guilty to a fatal accident that killed one in Williston, North Dakota. The accident occurred in October of 2014, where a 28-year-old war veteran died when an oil tank exploded. A U.S. District Judge sentenced the company to pay a $500,000 file, $1.6 million in restitution to the victim’s estate … Continued

Oilfield Workers Suffer Severe Burns at Wyoming Oil & Gas Site

Three oilfield workers suffered severe burns at a Wyoming oil and gas site last week. An oilfield compressor exploded causing serious injuries to the workers. Two of the men were taken to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and the other man was airlifted to the Western States Burn Center in Greeley, Colorado. Firefighters were dispatched at … Continued

Keystone Oil Pipeline Leak – Land Affected Bigger Than Thought

In Eastern North Dakota a crude oil spill has turned out to affect almost 10 times the amount of land it was first thought to.  A North Dakota environmental scientist said the leak reported on Oct. 29 is now estimated to have affected about 209,100 square feet of land. Initially state regulators reported the leak … Continued

Wyoming’s Oilfield Commutes can be Deadly

Have you ever fallen asleep while driving? Unfortunately, one Wyoming man did and crossed the center line hitting one car and killing two. When officers arrived on scene, they found empty energy drink cans in his truck. He told authorities he had not slept after a 13-hour shift. He worked in Utah on an oil … Continued