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Published March 18, 2013, 02:37 PM

OSHA Investigating North Dakota Oil Patch Death

The Mountrail County Sheriff's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a worker in the western North Dakota oil patch.

STANLEY, N.D. (AP) — The Mountrail County Sheriff's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a worker in the western North Dakota oil patch.

Authorities say 31-year-old Joshua Hoiland, of Minot, died last Thursday at an oil site south of Stanley. They say he was cleaning a truck owned by First Choice Energy Services when he was struck by a piece of equipment.

He died at the scene.

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