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U.S. Oil Tank Gaugers Dying from Preventable Hydrocarbon Gas Exposure

U.S. Oil Tank Gaugers Dying from Preventable Hydrocarbon Gas Exposure

Oil and gas companies are well aware of the hazards facing oil field storage tank workers doing fluid transfers, sampling, and manual tank gauging. A dangerous mix of chemicals and pressure in oil tanks amplifies the risk of toxic gas inhalation, oxygen deprivation, and death for workers in the...



Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

A Wisconsin family survived, but the house was a total loss. Then, to add insult to injury, Tony and Angie Plourde learned that “a $30 natural gas detector could have prevented” the explosion that destroyed their home and could easily have killed them.
February 23 had just been an...


NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

Did a part that was improperly installed in 1998 cause a fatal gas explosion in 2017? If the findings of a recent report by the National Transportation Safety Board are accurate, the answer is yes. But that report may mean nothing to the widow of a utility worker seeking justice for her...