North Dakota Oilfield Worker Killed in Accident
A 31-year-old North Dakota oilfield worker was killed earlier this month, according to the Minot Daily News. It wasn’t the typical oilfield accident, but it just illustrates once again how dangerous this kind of work is.
Joshua Lee Hoiland of Minot was in a vac truck owned by his employer, First Choice Energy Services of Minot, cleaning it up when an agitator inside the vehicle started up. It hit him in the chest and head, the Daily News reported.
Emergency responders found Hoiland unresponsive, and pronounced him dead at the scene.
The accident happened around 7 p.m. March 14 at a site owned by Fidelity Exploration and Production, just a few miles south of Stanley, N.D., according to the Daily News.