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Oil field companies pay $15K after worker died

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Posted at 8:54 AM, Feb 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 10:54:56-05

Two oil field companies have been fined nearly $15,000 after a 57-year-old Greeley man died from being exposed to toxic vapors in 2014.

According to the Denver Post, DJ Basin Transport of Greeley agreed to pay a $5,000 fine and Texas-based Gibson Energy LLC will pay a $9,800 fine.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration imposed the fines after John McNulty succumbed while working on a catwalk between storage tanks.

An investigation by federal health officials determined McNulty likely died after inhaling toxic vapors while measuring oil storage tanks.