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Tampa Electric Cited After Molten Slag Kills Five Workers

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | 455 | 0 | 0 min read

A Tampa power plant where five workers were killed and another burned by the release of molten slag in June has been fined by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Tampa Electric Co. and Gaffin Industrial Services are facing proposed penalties of $160,972 combined under citations OSHA issued on Wednesday. The companies have 15 business days to contest the citations. OSHA investigated the Big Bend River Station electrical power plant in Apollo Beach following the deadly incident on June 29. Inspectors determined that the employees were burned when blockage inside a coal-f...

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