By Patrick Dwyer
One of the requirements under the EEOICPA for verified employment (site presence) at any of the Department of Energy (DOE) facilities is proof of a contract between the affected workers’ employer and either the main contractor, a subcontractor of a particular DOE facility, or the DOE itself.
Our client, who was also the employee, was not recognized as being a covered employee due to unverified site presence for remediation work performed at the Weldon Springs Plant (formally Mallinckrodt) in St. Charles County, Missouri. Our client submitted certificates of safety classes which our client attended at the Weldon Springs Plant, along with an employee group photo taken at the facility. This was not enough evidence for the Department of Labor (DOL) to confirm that the employee was working, on site, at the Weldon Springs Plant.
We filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request through the DOE for a copy of a contract for remediation work performed by ATG at the Weldon Springs Plant (formally Mallinckrodt). The DOE was responsive to our FOIA request and we were sent a copy of a subcontract between Allied Technology Group (ATG) and Morrison Knudsen Corporation Group/MK Ferguson Group for work performed in the mid 1990’s at the Weldon Springs Plant.
We submitted this contract to the DOL and our client’s employment was accepted because of this proof of contract.
This contract may be helpful to other employees of Allied Technology Group (ATG) for verified covered employment at the Weldon Spring Plant.