Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Somers v. Fluor Hanford (PCB Spill)

Scott Somers, an industrial hygienist who worked for Fluor Hanford, Inc. at the Department of Energy’s Hanford Site, alleges he was subjected to a hostile work environment and fired for speaking out about alleged unsafe working conditions arising from a May 2006 accident in which a fluid containing PCBs was spilled at a Richland, Wash. metal recycling facility. Somers claims that the spill, which occurred when Fluor shipped several transformers from Hanford to the metal recycler, contaminated the site and exposed workers to PCBs, which are suspected of causing cancer in humans. Somers claims Fluor mishandled the spill cleanup, instructed him to provide misleading information to a worker who was exposed, and subjected him to “an increasingly hostile work environment” and fired him due to his contacting the EPA and his advocacy on behalf of exposed workers. See related Fluor instance, “Federal PCB Violations.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Second Amended Complaint
Contractors Involved Penalty
Fluor Corporation $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 6/11/2008

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database