TVA Contractor Facing $192,000 In Fines For Failure To Report Injuries

Knoxville (AP) -- A maintenance contractor for the Tennessee Valley Authority is facing about $192,000 in fines after being cited for failing to properly report injuries and illnesses at three nuclear plants.

Stone and Webster Incorporated of Stoughton, Massachusetts, failed to record 84 incidents involving company worker injuries. The US Labor Department said they occurred at the Browns Ferry plant in Athens, Alabama.; Sequoyah Nuclear Plant in Soddy-Daisy and the Watts Bar Plant in Spring City between 2004 and 2006.

TVA officials said they had noticed discrepancies in the log that was used to record work-related injuries and reported them to labor officials.

The company has 15 working days to contest the citations and fines before a federal review panel.

A company spokeswoman said these are just allegations and do not mean any violations have occurred.

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