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$250K in Penalties Against 2 Companies Proposed After Employee's 3rd-Degree Burns

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 399 | 0 | 0 min read

The federal work safety agency has proposed almost $250,000 in combined penalties against a Billings, Montana, contractor and a Rock Springs, Wyoming, subcontractor after the businesses' lack of oversight caused an employee to suffer severe burns.  A Coleman Construction Inc. employee sustained third-degree burns in May when compressed oxygen inside an underground duct caused a fire.  The subcontractor was cited for failing to provide ventilation or an underground air monitoring system, and for failing to report the employee's hospitalization in a timely manner.  The ...

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