By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A Butler County-based contracting company pleaded guilty to violating an Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation that resulted in the death of an employee.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 330 New Cases, No Additional Deaths
Investigators say an employee from Insight Pipe Contracting, which is based in Harmony, was installing a pipe-liner at a site in Johnstown when something went wrong.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Reports 4,496 New Coronavirus Cases, 88 Additional Deaths
A piece of equipment touched some overhead power lines, electrifying a machine. An employee had his hand on the door handle and was electrocuted. He died at the scene.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating After Chick-Fil-A On McKnight Road Robbed
Insight Pipe Contracting was fined $20,000 and will have to make changes to its protocols when working near live power lines.