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Weather Service: North Dakota Tornado Was EF-2

A rare North Dakota tornado that critically injured a 15-year-old girl and hurt eight other people at a workers’ camp in the heart of the state’s booming oil patch packed winds that peaked at 120 mph, the National Weather Service …

North Dakota Tornado Tears Through Oil Patch, Injures 9, Destroys Trailers

Investigators headed to western North Dakota on May 27 to assess the strength of a tornado that injured nine people, including a 15-year-old girl who suffered critical injuries, and damaged or destroyed 15 trailers at a workers’ camp in the …

North Dakota Workers’ Comp Handling More Out-of-State Claims

The boom in the western North Dakota oil patch has led to a workload increase for the state’s workers’ compensation agency. The number of claims by workers coming from other states is expected to increase from about 2,700 in 2010 …

Workplace Deaths Rise In North Dakota Oil Patch

North Dakota’s workers’ compensation agency is offering safety training to companies in the state’s booming oil patch, an effort to decrease job-related deaths and injuries happening most often to employees with less than a year on the job, officials said. …