Fishersville Company Cited for Jamboree Deaths

A federal agency has cited a tent company in connection with the electrocution deaths of four Boy Scout leaders killed at the 2005 National Scout Jamboree at Fort A-P Hill.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed fining Tents and Events 56-hundred dollars for "serious" violations. The agency says workers for the company erecting a large tent were not properly trained or familiar with safe electrical work practices. Those workers also placed the tent too close to overhead power lines that carried 72-hundred volts of electricity.

An attorney for the defunct Fisherville company says officials are reviewing whether they will appeal the citations. Earlier this month, Army officials said a military investigation will classify the deaths as accidental. The Army's Criminal Investigation Command found no evidence of criminal culpability.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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