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ID:

522

Date:

2009-04-08

Headline:

Safety Team Warns of 'Catastrophic' Wiring in Iraq

Reporter's name:

Janet Pickel

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

The Patriot-News/PennLive.com

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Despite the deaths of multiple American servicemembers in Iraq as a result of poor electrical work in showers on American bases, a military investigation found that the risk of additional deaths persists, according to a report made to General David Petraeus, commander of forces in Iraq at the time. The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain a copy of the report.

Notes:

Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) noted that the Pentagon did not share the report with Congress upon its completion. (One media outlet which had posted a similar story online has since deactivated the link, previously at http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=7285593.)

Keywords:

Iraq, electrocution, Halliburton, KBR, contractor, wiring, Ryan Maseth, David Petraeus, Task Force SAFE

URL:

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2009/04/safety_team_warned_of_catastro_1.html


Agencies:

DOD

States:

AL
CA
DC
MN
PA
TX
US Terr./Other

Categories:

Iraq
military
workplace safety


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