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February 2015 Archives

Oil field burns can result in $1 million in medical expenses


A number of previous posts in this blog have discussed the risk of serious on-the-job injuries to Montana workers in the Bakken oil fields. Among the most painful and disabling injuries that occur in the oil fields are severe burns.

Aggressive advocates for nursing home neglect and abuse victims


When Montana families have to face the tough decision to put a loved one in a nursing home, they want to be sure the facility they choose is a safe environment and that the staff will properly care for their family member. Unfortunately, many families discover that their loved one has been a victim of neglect or abuse in the facility they chose.

Railroad crossing safety tips for Montana drivers


Railroads play an important part in Montana's economy. Long freight trains carry the state's oil, coal and agricultural products to markets throughout the nation. But trains can be deadly, especially where their tracks cross roads and highways. There are over 3,500 railroad crossings in Montana. The nonprofit group Operation Lifesaver has published some safety tips that can help prevent death and serious injury to motorists.

Bill would ban texting, cell phone use on Montana highways


Distracted driving is a serious safety issue in the United States. A Montana legislator is trying to reduce the danger in our state through a bill that would outlaw talking or texting on a cellular device while driving, unless that device is hands-free. State Representative Virginia Court of Billings is currently drafting the proposed law.

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