Insight Pipe Contracting was fined $20,000 and will have to make changes to its protocols.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Insight Pipe Contracting was fined $20,000 and will have to make changes to its protocols when working near live power lines.