Oil Patch Code Blue 4: Juhnke v. Marathon
We’re airing a series of stories this week about injuries and deaths in North Dakota’s oil patch. Yesterday, we learned how the death of oil worker Dustin Bergsing affected his fiancée, daughter and a close friend.
Today, we explore the legal battle that occurred after Bergsing died. It concerns whether or not Marathon Oil ignored repeated internal warnings about unsafe working conditions at the well site where the young man worked.
Black Gold Boom reporter Todd Melby has the story.
This story was made possible by a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.