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Official: Wyoming needs more workplace inspections

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CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s outgoing epidemiologist for workplace safety says the state needs to hire more workplace safety inspectors and adopt a tougher seat belt law. The job of the state workplace safety epidemiologist is to track and analyze workplace injury statistics. Mack Sewell plans to retire this month after two years in that position. Wyoming had the highest rate ...

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What happened to Brandon Belk? Could better safety measures have saved him?

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Environment & Energy Publishing released a story today outlining the suspicious death of a Bandlands Power Fuels worker named Brandon Belk in Watford City, North Dakota. Belk’s parents stated in the interview that they believe his death was caused by inhaling solvents and other petroleum products while cleaning a frack tank. The autopsy says that he died from pneumonia or ...

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