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Release Number: 10-183-BOS / BOS 2010-065
February 7, 2010
Contact: Ted Fitzgerald
Phone: 617-595-7247


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis tonight issued the following statement concerning the explosion that occurred today at the power plant construction site in Middletown, Conn.:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and loved ones of those workers killed and injured in today¿s explosion in Middletown. The safety and health of workers is of paramount importance to me and to the U.S. Department of Labor. Inspectors from the department¿s Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived on site this afternoon to conduct a comprehensive investigation and are working in cooperation with other agencies."


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