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OSHA Investigates Oilfield Fatality Near Williston North Dakota

February 5, 2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating an incident that killed a worker last week at an oil site east of Williston.

Jared Rizzo (Facebook)Jared Rizzo, 23, an employee of Wisco Inc., died Thursday from his injuries after being struck by a falling traveling block on a workover rig, said Eric Brooks, director of the Bismarck Area OSHA office.

A spokesperson for OSHA says that the victim was struck while tripping out pipe at the time of the incident.

The last time OSHA investigated an oilfield fatality in North Dakota was January 2017.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family with burial expenses

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