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U.S. Department of Labor Cites Utility Pole Company in Heat-Related Fatality at Nebraska Worksite


November 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Smith Mountain Investments LLC after a heat-related fatality at a jobsite in Inman.

An employee became ill while performing extreme physical activity in excessive temperatures in July 2019 and later died. OSHA cited the Anson, Maine-based company for two serious safety and health violations for failing to protect workers from hazards associated with heavy physical activity in extreme heat conditions, and ensure medical care was available.

The utility pole inspection company faces $18,564 in penalties.


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