For the third year in a row, North Dakota ranks as the most deadly place to work in America and its oilfields are nearly seven times more dangerous than elsewhere in the U.S.
“Oil To Die For,” a 2015 interactive documentary from Black Gold Boom, examines how Dustin Bergsing died of hydrocarbon poisoning at a North Dakota well site just days before his 22nd birthday. He was engaged to be married and the father of an infant. The interactive examines the circumstances surrounding Bergsing’s death, including accusations by a Marathon Oil whistleblower who says his safety warnings were ignored by company bosses.
“Oil To Die For” is compatible with all devices, including Apple and Android mobile phones and tablets.
• Minnesota Public Radio
• Rocky Mountain PBS (begins at 7:30)
• South Dakota Public Broadcasting
• Helios Design Lab
• Inside Energy
• Fund for Investigative Journalism
• This is Radio Cast
Reaction from Twitter to the interactive documentary:
Dustin Bergsing didn't do anything wrong, but he died anyway, alone in N. Dakota's oilfields. Watch tonight at 7:30pm http://t.co/f0sAywzJ58
— rmpbs (@rmpbs) June 26, 2015
— Britta Greene (@brittalhg) May 18, 2015
— Nicole Friedman (@NicoleFriedman) May 18, 2015
— Mike Soraghan (@MikeSoraghan) May 18, 2015
— Joshua Dolezal (@JoshuaDolezal) May 20, 2015
— AIR (@AIRmedia) May 19, 2015
Powerful (and disturbing) interactive documentary… https://t.co/5HLRbMiLQ4
— Laura McCallum (@MPRsLauraMc) May 18, 2015
MMWR: sudden deaths among oil & gas extraction workers due to gases/vapors and oxygen-deficient atmospheres. https://t.co/hynYR1EiCI
— InjuryResearchCtr_WV (@ICRC_WVU) January 14, 2016
— MIT OpenDocLab (@opendoclab) January 12, 2016
— Melissa Chemam (@melissachemam) January 13, 2016