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Washington WTE Plant to Undergo Safety Upgrades Following Incident

The safety upgrades will improve the overall safety conditions of the facility and come with a price tag of more than $2.5 million dollars.

In October 2016, two workers at a waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Spokane, Wash., were injured after they were burned while cleaning out a boiler. The workers are still recovering from severe burns from the incident, which cost the city a $60,000 fine because the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries found out that the workers at the facility lacked training to deal with steam-related burns.

Earlier this week, the Spokane City Council approved safety upgrades at the WTE plant, which will improve the overall safety conditions of the facility and come with a price tag of more than $2.5 million dollars.

KREM-TV has more details:

The City of Spokane is facing a hefty fine after two city workers were badly burned at the Waste to Energy plant six months ago.

The accident that happened back in October nearly killed two workers. The two workers were hurt as they cleaned out a boiler.

Investigators found that debris in the boiler caused it to rupture, which scolded both workers with steam.

Read the full story here.

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