In the wilds of Alaska’s oil fields, danger lurks around every corner, and employees must be on high alert at all times. Recently, an oil-field worker had a harrowing encounter with a grizzly bear and her two cubs, which are known to frequent the area. The worker found himself in a tense situation, as the protective mother bear chased him onto the cab of his truck. The incident, captured on video by a fellow employee, lasted only a minute but was undoubtedly terrifying for those involved.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game confirmed that the bears often feed on food waste in the area’s dumpsters, adding to the risk for workers. It is crucial for anyone working in these remote areas to be aware of the potential dangers and to take necessary precautions to avoid such encounters.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of safety measures in hazardous work environments. The oil industry, in particular, must prioritize the protection of its workers in the face of natural threats like grizzly bears. With proper training and equipment, employees can stay safe while performing their jobs in Alaska’s beautiful but unforgiving wilderness.