AECOM Sued Over Deadly Gas Leak At Pa. Power Plant

Law360 (August 23, 2019, 7:58 PM EDT) -- AECOM, which designed a coal-ash processing facility at FirstEnergy’s Bruce Mansfield Power Plant, was negligent in allowing it to build up dangerous levels of gas that killed two workers and injured another when it was accidentally released in 2017, according to a lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania state court.

Various divisions of AECOM and its recent acquisition, URS Corp., had designed and built the plant for processing the power plant’s coal ash byproduct in such a way that bacteria would eat sulfur in the ash and release hydrogen sulfide, which was accidentally released on August 30, 2017, suffocating contractors Kevin Bachner and...

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