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Published January 23, 2013, 08:58 AM

Company fined in North Dakota oil patch death

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a company $14,700 in connection with the death last August of a Dickinson man at an oil well site near Killdeer.

DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a company $14,700 in connection with the death last August of a Dickinson man at an oil well site near Killdeer.

OSHA says 52-year-old Terry Metcalf died after falling about 50 feet. His mother, Barbara Allen, tells The Dickinson Press that Metcalf had worked for Big Sky Well Service for a dozen years.

Company officials have requested a conference with OSHA to discuss the alleged infractions. The conference is set for Feb. 1.

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