OSHA finds 60 alleged health, safety violations at Hoover Dam
14 January 2013
Federal workplace safety regulators say they have found nearly 60 health and safety violations at Hoover Dam, painting a bleak picture of working conditions at the iconic hydroelectric power plant. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, announced Monday it found 50 “serious” and eight repeat violations at the dam 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas. About 250 people work at the plant, which opened in 1935 and is operated by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. A “serious” violation is one that has a high chance of causing death or serious injury. ...
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