- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The government has fined a pipeline construction contractor $7,000 stemming from the death of a worker at a Moundsville job.

Fifty-seven-year-old Steven Ray Hupp of Macfarlan was killed Jan. 10 when he was pulled between the track and the frame of a crane.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1gFtdwK ) reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Snelson Companies Inc. after examining the worksite. Hupp was employed by Snelson and was working on a pipeline that would run to a gas processing plant north of New Martinsville.

OSHA said Snelson did not train workers to safely park and block off equipment parked on a slope.

The company did not return a phone call to the newspaper seeking comment.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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