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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Five Families Awarded $1.5 Million In OSHA Violation Case

This report comes from the Reuters news service.

In 2007 workers were relining a tunnel at a Xcel Energy Colorado hydroelectric plant when fumes ignited killing five workers.  The new report stated:

"The company that employed five workers killed in a 2007 fire at a Colorado hydroelectric plant was ordered on Monday by a federal judge to pay more than $1.5 million to the victims' surviving family members."

"The compensation was part of the sentence imposed on RPI Coating Inc. in U.S. District Court for its guilty plea to five counts of violating a federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation, one for each worker's death."

In previous trials Xcel Energy Inc., an Xcel subsidiary that operated the facility, and Xcel executives were acquitted.

You can read the complete news report here.

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Anonymous Steel House Framing Australia said...

This is really very good news for all of us that compensation is given to those family whose one of the member was killed due to sad accident. Thant was very painful. Thank you very much for this news.

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