Former Y-12 contractor faces fines over worker injuries - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Former Y-12 contractor faces fines over worker injuries

Posted: Updated:

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - The Department of Energy is proposing a $150,000 fine against the former contractor at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1ARIXpO) the fine against Babcock & Wilcox Y-12 Technical Services stems from two events.

On April 3, 2013, a worker suffered respiratory injury and burns to his face and scalp after he was exposed to lithium hydride. The worker had been testing recycling equipment and was not wearing sufficient protective gear.

On July 28, 2013, two security guards were injured by flying fragments after an M240B machine gun accidentally discharged inside an armored vehicle.

Aimee Mills is a spokeswoman for Babcock & Wilcox. She said the company took corrective action after the accidents. She did not say whether the company will appeal.

Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly