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Man's death at rig site in Dunn County most recent of nearly 40 in oilfields since 2010

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By Katherine Lymn / Dickinson Press

DICKINSON, N.D. – A man died Thursday at a drilling site in Dunn County after being struck by a traveling block. His death was the most recent of nearly 40 in the oilfields since fiscal year 2010, said Eric Brooks, area director for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The 37 deaths make up about half of the workplace deaths OSHA has investigated in North Dakota and South Dakota in that timeframe.

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