Texas-based Oil, Gas Contractor Cited in North Dakota

November 30, 2011

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Houston-based oil and gas contractor for two safety violations after a worker was electrocuted at a job site in Williston in May.

Tom Deutscher with OSHA in Bismarck says Nabors Drilling USA LP failed to adhere to safe electrical practices, which resulted in the electrocution of the worker.

OSHA says Nabors has been cited for safety violations relating to electrical equipment in the past. The company has 15 days to respond to the proposed penalties totaling $45,500.

A spokeswoman for Nabors did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

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