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Central Hanfoird accident leads to penalty

Washington River Protections Solutions was ordered to pay a safety fine after an employee fell into a liquid filled septic tank in the AX Tank Farm.

The Department of Energy investigation questioned why it took workers so long to call for help.

Three employees with American Electric were digging in the area when the accident occurred.

Washington River Protection Solutions was ordered to pay a $45,000 fine and improve response times when an accident occurs in the future.


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