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BERLIN POWER PLANT-OSHA
OSHA proposes $280K in fines at Berlin power plant; companies in OH, PA, VA, Maine also cited
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 5:07 PM EDT
The U.S. Labor Department's OSHA has proposed more than $280,000 in fines against contractors working on a power plant in Berlin, N.H.
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 others.
Ryan Cornell, a spokesman for Babcock & Wilcox, says 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.