June 1, 2010
Preliminary Notice of Violation issued to Sandia Corporation related to the Inadvertent Ignition of a Rocket Motor
Pursuant to section 234C of the Atomic Energy Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2282c, and the Department of Energy's (DOE) regulations at 10 C.F.R. Part 851, Worker Safety and Health Program, DOE is issuing this Final Notice of Violation (FNOV) to Westem Allied Mechanical, Inc. (Westem Allied). The FNOV finds Westem Allied liable for violating DOE's worker safety and health requirements. The FNOV is based upon the Office of Enforcement's July 23, 2008, Investigation Report and a careful and thorough review of all evidence presented to DOE by Westem Allied, including your response to the Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV). For reasons set fOlih in the enclosed FNOV, DOE finds no basis for modification of the PNOV.