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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Fines, payouts, lawsuits

Last week safe workplace news includes some really massive potential payouts.
Site of the deadly pipeline explosion near San Francisco airport

Pipeline Blast Results in $1.4 Billion in Fines

A 2010 natural gas pipeline blast that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes in San Bruno, California, near the San Francisco airport, could carry a massive price tag for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. The California Public Utilities Commission earlier this week ruled that the utility company should pay a $1.4 billion fine, the commission’s largest-ever safety-related penalty. >> Find out more

Halliburton Settles for $1.1 Billion for Oil Spill

Halliburton, the cement contractor responsible for the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history when a drilling rig exploded, has agreed to pay $1.1 billion in settlement. The 2010 Gulf rig explosion killed 11 and was deemed preventable.

Halliburton pleaded guilty last year for destroying evidence related to the spill. A spokesman for the company says it is not an admission of liability. 

BP, who shared responsibility for the spill, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and could still face up to $18 billion in penalties. >> Read full story

Worker killed when pole fell and crushed him

Ontario Power Company Fined $325K for Worksite Death

Evan Horkoff, 25, was killed when the transmission pole he was harnessed to fell down and crushed him. Rokstad Power Corporation pleaded guilty to one count for failing to ensure that modifications to equipment that could affect structural stability are performed properly.

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