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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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Recent incidents, industry growth spur need for additional firefighter training

By Sharon Dunn | The Greeley Tribune, Colo. Though oil well and tank battery fires aren’t the norm in the Weld County oil patch, they do happen. And as the industry grows in its presence here, those emergencies, as well as increased incidences of traffic accidents, and immediate-threat injuries are becoming more common. When they do, many local firefighting officials ...

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