Chelan County PUD fined for safety violations in employee’s death


The Chelan County PUD has been fined $6,000 dollars for workplace safety violations related to death of employee Edward “Eddie” Bromiley in June.

The state Department of Labor and Industries found three violations during its five-month investigation into the death, including two that were deemed serious.


Eddie Bromiley and Family

Bromiley was killed June 13 during crane testing at Rock Island Dam when he was struck by a steel component.

L&I said the PUD failed to properly warn workers about the potential hazards of a swing rail at the spillgate and the possibility it could become unhinged.

The PUD says it has corrected the problems and has contracted for a third-party investigation that is ongoing.


Bromiley is survived by his wife and two young children.