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Department of Energy to fine Bechtel

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The Washington Department of Energy says Bechtel National should be fined $150,000 for two construction accidents at the vitrification plant at Hanford.

A rail landed on one workers foot, making him loose two toes. Last year in a different incident, heavy equipment was rigged incorrectly. 
 
Bechtel says it has changed training, work processes and supervision to keep similar issues from happening again. Bechtel has 30 days to contest the fine.

 

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