CB&I levied violations, fine for 2013 nuclear part damage

 CB&I levied violations, fine for 2013 nuclear part damage

Caption: V.C. Summer nuclear power plant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a Severity Level II violation and proposed a civil penalty of $11,200 to Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I, NYSE: CBI) and a Severity Level III violation to a former company official.
On March 1, 2013, the safety-related building section for one of the two reactors under construction at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in South Carolina, was dropped and damaged due to improper rigging and lifting practices, NRC said in a release. The commission said CB&I staff took deliberate actions to falsify records regarding the damage and the causes for dropping the part. Commissioners also concluded that a former company official deliberately instructed workers to provide false statements as to the cause of the drop.
Recent NRC inspections indicate that CB&I’s Lake Charles, Louisiana, facility’s safety culture is improving since the incident two years ago. NRC staff will continue to inspect work at all CB&I facilities to assess the company’s implementation of corrective actions imposed by NRC’s September 2014 confirmatory order.
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