OSHA reports violations at Hoover Dam plant

The federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) found 50 alleged serious and eight repeat safety and health violations during a comprehensive investigation at the Hoover Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant located 30 miles southeast of Las Vegas, the agency announced in a press release. The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation, which maintains and operates the power plant, has 15 days to respond. Violations include fall and electrical hazards, lack of machine guards, inadequate personal protective equipment, lead contamination and the potential for overexposure to hexavalent chromium.