2 Companies to be Fined in PA Oil Tank Explosion


PITTSBURGH — Federal officials want to fine two companies for workplace safety violations in an oil storage tank explosion that killed a pair of welders.

Northeast Energy Management Inc. should pay a penalty of $159,390 and Huntley & Huntley Inc. should pay $70,000 for the July 23 blast at a well site in Cheswick, in western Pennsylvania, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement Tuesday.

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