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Feds investigate chemical risks in Montana oil fields


The oil fields of Montana and North Dakota rely on the process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, to extract oil and gas from deep underground. The process has revolutionized the oil and gas extraction industry and has pushed production levels to all-time highs. But the process has also raised concerns about worker health and environmental risks. Now the federal government is investigating the health risks of worker exposure to volatile hydrocarbons that are released in the fracking process.

Two die in Montana head-on collision

A fatal car accident can leave surviving loved ones in a state of shock and devastated by grief. The family of a deceased car accident victim can also face serious financial issues, especially if they were dependent on the victim for support.

Woman injured in 3-car accident in Helena


No one ever plans on having a car accident. When it happens, an injured victim can feel shock, confusion and anxiety about medical expenses, lost time from work, and future pain and disability. Fortunately, those who are injured in an auto accident caused by a negligent driver have legal remedies under Montana law.

Montana man killed in oil field accident


This blog has noted on a number of occasions that the oil fields of Montana and North Dakota are hazardous places to work. Now statistics released by the Associated Press show the extent of the danger: North Dakota had more workplace fatalities than any other state in 2011. Ten workers were killed in North Dakota between October 2013 and September 2014; four of those deaths were in the oil fields.

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