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Worker killed in North Dakota oilfield identified

May 24, 2019

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who died at an oilfield worksite near Williston.

Williams County sheriff’s officials say 34-year-old Jesus Herrera died Saturday when he was struck in the head by a heavy rod. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating his death.

Herrera was an oil field hand for Brigade Energy Services in Williston.

OSHA’s last investigation of an oilfield-related fatality in North Dakota was in February 2018.

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