Deadly Accident At Huron Real Estate Could Have Been Prevented

By Candace Chapman

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 30, 2007 at 9:31 PM EDT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, finished its report on a steam explosion that killed a maintenance worker.\

The Huron campus is home to Endicott Interconnect and houses other businesses like IBM.

Two men were fixing a pipe in building 14 last August.

OSHA says a combination of steam mixing with water ruptured the pipe with great force.

54 year old Marion Korcipa of Endicott died and the other was seriously injured.

OSHA says Huron did not develop proper proceedures or training that could have prevented the explosion.

For that, it issued 3 citations and a fine of more than 8 thousand dollars.

Action News is awaiting comment from Huron on the report.

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