US agency: Oil company could have prevented ND worker death

April 8, 2015 11:30 PM

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A Houston-based oil company could have prevented a 28-year-old Alabama man's death by properly maintaining the water hauling tank that exploded while he was working in it in North Dakota, federal safety investigators said Wednesday.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it has issued one willful and four serious safety citations against Nabors Completion and Production Services Co. The company faces $97,200 in proposed penalties for allegedly failing to clean the water tank in which Dustin Payne was w...

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