Chevron fined $940,000 for fatal gas well explosion, fire

June 1, 2015 7:57 PM

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Chevron Appalachia has agreed to pay a nearly $940,000 fine levied by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection over a natural gas well explosion and fire that killed a contractor.

Last month, Chevron agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the worker, 27-year-old Ian McKee.

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