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Explosion, fire controlled at Pennsylvania petroleum plant

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PETROLIA, Pa. (AP) — A fire at a western Pennsylvania petroleum processing plant is under control, though 911 dispatchers say there’s a report of one injury. Officials at the Sonneborn Corp. plant in Petrolia declined immediate comment. Butler County 911 dispatchers say the incident was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday and most fire crews were being released from the ...

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Times are tough — 5 reasons why you shouldn’t let up on safety during a downturn

To get great or even good safety performance results requires a commitment to resources.  Each safety-compliant worker is a company investment — time and money are poured into each employee to develop skills, a belief and the desire to approach safety as an integral part of their job.  What happens though, when the resource pipeline is empty?  What happens when ...

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Judge: Oil field work caused Weld County man’s death

LOVELAND, Colo. — A judge’s decision that the death of a Weld County oil and gas worker was caused by exposure to hydrocarbons could have major implications for the industry. Federal health officials are taking a closer look at the dangers of “tank gauging,” the practice of measuring oil levels after opening a tank hatch, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. ...

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