BILLINGS, Mont. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations to North Western Energy in Billings for one repeat and two serious safety violations after an employee was injured while working on high-voltage equipment.
"An apprentice lineman came into contact with 7,200 volts and was seriously injured because this employer failed to implement safety standards, even though the company previously had been cited for similar violations at its Corwin Springs, Mont., facility," said Christine A. Webb, OSHA’s area director in Billings.
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