Construction company appeals fines after worker dies on the job

Construction company appeals fines after worker dies on the job

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A construction company is appealing about $24,000 in fines connected with the death of a worker at a KUB wastewater plant.

Michael Tallent was killed back in December while working at the Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant on Neyland Drive.

A state investigation shows the crane he was working with touched power lines, resulting in the fatal jolt.

The contractor on the project W&O Construction received a number of citations, several for a lack of training, as well as failure to determine if equipment could come into contact with active power lines.

W&O's appeal will go to a review committee.

A meeting for that panel has not yet been scheduled.

KUB tells 6 News the utility has not yet received a copy of the TOSHA report on the fine and therefore cannot comment on the findings.

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