OSHA cites Salem plant in workers' deaths

By Tom Dalton

Staff writer, The Salem News

Sat, May 14 2008

SALEM — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration Wednesday cited Dominion Energy New England for serious violations in connection with the November 2007 accident that killed three workers.

OSHA found that the Salem Harbor Station power plant "failed to take effective steps to protect employees against the hazards of burns and other bodily injuries from hot ash and steam as a result of ruptured or leaking boiler tubes and piping."

OSHA cited Dominion, the power plant owner, with 10 serious violations and $46,800 in potential fines. Dominion has 15 business days to meet with OSHA or to contest the action.

For more on this story, please see Thursday's edition of The Salem News.

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