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3 oil and gas contractors burned in flash fire at northern Weld County site

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 20:11:13-04

WELD COUNTY, Colo. – Three oil and gas contractors were injured in a flash fire Wednesday morning while working on a compressor at a site west of Hereford and just south of the Wyoming border.

The contractors were working for Summit Midstream Niobrara, LLC at the Hereford Ranch Plant, the company said in a statement. It said the three employees were taken to a hospital to be treated for burns.

The site is located on Weld County Road 71 just north of Weld County Road 136.

“The incident is under investigation and we have no other comment at this time,” spokesperson Blake Motley said in a statement.

The Northern Colorado Medical Center confirmed it received three patients who were airlifted in on two helicopters, but a spokesperson could not say what the workers’ conditions were.

This is a developing story and will be updated.