OSHA Fines Nevada Utility $43K After Worker’s Death

March 29, 2013

Federal officials have fined NV Energy $43,000 after investigating a fall that killed a 29-year-old employee in September.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the utility company Thursday, after investigating the death of Herbie Depsey Goforth III.

Goforth fell 100 feet from a utility tower near Apex Industrial Park, which is about 20 miles north of Las Vegas.

OSHA cited NV Energy for six violations, including failure to ensure employees didn’t use defective or damaged protective gear and failure to offer and require employees use fall-arrest equipment.

The company was also ordered to pay $1,000 for failing to provide officials with specific records within four hours of a request.

NV Energy said they received the findings and are committed to workplace safety.

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