Oroville Dam workers fired after posting pictures on social media

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OROVILLE, Calif. – A handful of Oroville Dam workers are without a job after they posted spillway photographs to social media, state officials said.

Five employees working under the Folsom contracting company Syblon Reid violated terms of their contract, a California Department of Water Resources spokesperson told KRON. The subject of the photographs were not the issue, but the act of taking photographs violated their safety policy.

A Syblon Reid contractor had forbidden a spillway team from capturing any activities at the Oroville Dam and sharing the content on social media, FOX 40 reported. The contracting company has enforced the “no social media/no photos” policy at all of their construction sites.

The former employees were not identified.

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