South

Hanover

Turbine contractor settles safety complaints

Advertisement

A contractor building the town’s wind turbine has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for two alleged violations. Lumus Construction Inc. of Wilmington received two fines totaling $3,080, one because the agency said the size of the openings on a platform where workers stand on the tower was too wide and the other due to allegations of missing bolts on the turbine ladder. The contractor settled with OSHA for $2,420. The alleged violations were found when the safety organization investigated a December 2012 accident in which a worker fell 24 feet from the tower into the turbine. OSHA spokesman Andre Bowser said that accident, which the worker survived, triggered the investigation, but the fines were unrelated to it.

Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com