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Company Fined Over Alleged Radiology Violations

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DENVER (AP) – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has fined an industrial radiography company more than $240,000 over allegations the company and its radiation safety officer violated rules for handling radioactive materials.

The department says the fines were levied against Advance Painting Services Inc., alleging company officials used radiography equipment without a valid license and failed to ensure worker safety. The equipment has several industrial uses, including inspection of the quality of welds.

The health department says there is no evidence workers were harmed.

A company official who refused to give her name says the safety officer, Ricky Perkins, no longer works for the company and she had no comment. Perkins could not be reached for a response.

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