Monday, January 18, 2010

OSHA cites three companies in fatal Midcontinent Express accident

JACKSON, Miss. - Three companies are being cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to hazards during the construction of gas pipeline meter stations in Mississippi.
Mustang Engineering L.P., Grand Bluff Construction LLC and Priority Energy Services received citations for failing to protect their workers after one died and three others were critically injured.
OSHA began its investigation after a July 2009 explosion at a meter station construction site in Raleigh, Miss., killed one worker. A second Priority Energy Services worker was critically injured, along with two Grand Bluff Construction workers.
"This tragedy could have been avoided if the companies involved had followed government and industry standards when conducting their
pressure tests," said Clyde Payne, director of OSHA's Jackson Area

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