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On-the-Job Deaths Spiking as Oil Drilling Quickly Expands in U.S.

Jan 2, 2014
(NPR)

Blue-collar workers, hit hard by automation and factory offshoring, have been struggling to find high-paying jobs.

One industry does offer opportunity: As baby boomers retire and drilling increases, oil and gas companies are hiring. They added 23 percent more workers between 2009 and 2012.