Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Material Handling Incidents at Hanford

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Bechtel National for two material handling incidents that occurred on July 16, 2010, and March 16, 2011, at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Project. In the first incident, a millwright sustained a severe foot injury while attempting to move a 569-pound guide rail. The second incident involved improper rigging of equipment needed to lift and move a panel of formwork that weighed more than 5,000 pounds. The PNOV cited three violations of DOE’s worker safety and health regulations and proposed a $150,000 civil penalty. DOE granted partial mitigation of the penalty based on Bechtel’s corrective actions.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of PNOV
Contractors Involved Penalty
Bechtel Corporation $150,000
Further Information Released
DOE Press Release 5/31/2012
PNOV 5/31/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database