North Dakota-operating oil company facing OSHA violations

Photo by: Governor Doug Burgum - Facebook
Photo by: Governor Doug Burgum - Facebook

(McKenzie County, ND) -- A North Dakota-operating oil company is facing OSHA safety violations.

An investigation found that KLX carelessly transpired explosive materials. The company was also cited for failing to take required precautions to protect workers during blasting operations near Grassy Butte.

The agency says three workers who were assembling a blasting cap on a perforated gun were hit with shrapnel when it exploded. Six violations were issued with proposed penalties of over 450-thousand dollars.