Industrial Safety

OSHA fines FirstEnergy, Enerfab over fatal gas leak

By the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mar 13, 2018

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Federal workplace safety officials levied $206,945 in fines on FirstEnergy Corp. and a contractor for a gas leak that killed two workers and injured four others at the state’s largest power plant last August.

FirstEnergy was fined $77,605, while Enerfab Inc., a Cincinnati-based contractor that was performing maintenance at the plant, was fined $129,340.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration found that Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy failed to properly communicate to Enerfab the dangers that the workers faced in the vault. It found that Enerfab failed to provide the proper respiratory protection for the workers.

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