State hopes fining subcontractor who caused Sun Prairie explosion is ‘wake-up call’ to industry

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s Public Service Commission decided Thursday there is probable cause to believe subcontractor VC Tech broke state law on the day of the deadly explosion in Sun Prairie last summer.

The three commissioners unanimously voted to give the maximum penalty under state law, which is a $25,000 forfeiture, $2,500 to Digger’s Hotline for a damage prevention fund and a requirement that VC Tech employees attend an educational course…read more

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