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OSHA proposes $280K in fines over Berlin power plant

Last modified: 10/25/2013 4:26:51 PM
The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration has proposed more than $280,000 in fines against contractors working on a power plant in Berlin.

OSHA said workers were exposed to serious and potentially fatal injuries from cave-ins, falls, scaffold collapses, crushing, lead and electrocution hazards. No one was killed or seriously hurt.

General contractor Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. Inc. of Barberton, Ohio, faces over $116,000 in fines. OSHA said the company was cited for using cranes on unstable ground, failing to train workers adequately to install fall protection systems, not keeping work areas clear of debris, and other infractions.

Ryan Cornell, a spokesman for Babcock & Wilcox, said the company disagrees with the findings but will work closely with OSHA to resolve the issues.

Subcontractors fined are in Pittsburgh and Mt. Morris, Pa.; Lewiston, Maine; Roanoke, Va., and Berlin.


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