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Report: Recent Capitol outages risked killing 2

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Sep. 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm with No Comments »
October 3, 2011 9:27 am

A power outage on the state Capitol Campus on Aug. 21 was a “near miss” accident that could have seriously injured or killed two workers when power was restored, according to a state-paid consultant’s review of the incident.

The 26-page report from DHittle & Associates of Lynnwood, released today, recommends changes in Department of General Administration procedures to avoid putting workers at undue risk in the future. And it lays out some $300,000 in repairs to equipment damaged by what it says were two widespread outages that came after a planned one.

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