Gas blast at US power plant kills at least 5

Full story: KGW-TV Portland

An explosion blew apart a power plant under construction as workers purged natural gas lines Sunday, killing at least five people and injuring a dozen or more in a blast that shook homes for miles, officials said.
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Feb 7, 2010
 
... The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is still investigating. In the past few years, an explosion at a Dominion Virginia Power coal-fired plant in Massachusetts killed three workers in November 2007, while one worker and nine others were ...

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Rowe Native

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Good thing it was a NG fired plant, owned by a different company, that was under construction at the time.

But is was a power plant so it must be Dominions Fault.
Tony

Tewksbury, MA

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Maybe it's good thing that the one in Billerica never got approved.
My condolences go to the 5 families who lost loved ones.

Since: Feb 10

Mobile, AL

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Clean burning energy plants are basically well built I have personally worked on the two in Devon and Milford, CT.. I would have lost a loved one in this terrible accident had he not taken the day off. 4 of the men who died were his close friends and co-workers. Question is what is O&G Industries, a road contractor awarded a contract to be site management at a power plant facility, where is their experience. All contractors there are subcontracts under O&G.
Rowe Native

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Becuase they were low bidder?
pdbabe

Mobile, AL

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Feb 8, 2010
 
Rowe Native wrote:
Becuase they were low bidder?
No actually just found out that O&G are the owners guess they were making so much money off federal and state highway jobs they could afford to build a power plant and they are self insured so I guess they may not exist in a few years. I have always had a beef with O&G the state of CT is in their pocket... always awarded contracts and don't comply with state and federal labor laws.

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