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Line 3 contractor cited for serious safety lapse, fined $25,000 in worker's death


Jim Mone, Associated Press file

Pipeline used to carry crude oil is shown in 2018 at the Superior terminal of Enbridge Energy in Superior, Wis.

The employer of a man who died in December working on Enbridge's new Line 3 oil pipeline has been cited for a serious safety violation and fined $25,000.

Construction worker Jorge Villafuerte III was killed when he was run over by a large forklift near Hill City on Dec. 18, a few weeks after Enbridge began building the $3 billion-plus pipeline across northern Minnesota.

In May, the Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MnOSHA) cited Eau Claire-based Precision Pipeline, a general contractor on the Line 3 project. Precision, which did not return requests for comment Tuesday, is contesting the citation.


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