- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania environmental regulators are fining a western Pennsylvania company over a 2013 explosion that killed a contractor.

The Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it assessed a $62,000 fine against Reed Oil Company for the Mercer County incident, other violations at that site and issues at a Lawrence County facility.

The state says the company had people who aren’t properly certified working on its above-ground storage tanks.

It says the company also didn’t have mandatory secondary containment for many of its tanks, and tanks weren’t being inspected as required.

Work is continuing to restore soil damaged by a spill during the August 2013 incident.

A call to the company’s offices in New Castle wasn’t immediately returned Tuesday.


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