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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Worker Safety and Health Violations at INL

The Department of Energy issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC for violating the Department’s worker safety and health regulations at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The PNOV cites a series of violations related to two events that occurred at INL in 2007. The first event occurred in June 2007 when a worker pouring finely-powdered red phosphorus from a plastic bag into a metal canister ignited a fire. The second event occurred in July 2007 when two INL firefighters responding to a fire were shocked by a sagging overhead power transmission line. “Violations include failures to identify and assess workplace hazards; establish controls to prevent and abate hazards; provide adequate training and information; adhere to procedures; and comply with fire protection and emergency response requirements.” As penalty for the violations, the DOE Idaho Operations Office reduced Battelle’s fee for fiscal year 2007 by $250,000 in the contractor’s end-of-year performance evaluation.

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Energy
Contracting Party
Energy
Court Type
Administrative
Disposition
Restitution
Date of PNOV
3/20/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC $250,000
Further Information Released
DOE Press Release 4/26/2008
PNOV 4/26/2008

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database