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Nevada businesses facing fines for violating coronavirus safety rules

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Posted at 11:50 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 17:41:21-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — Several Nevada businesses have been fined by Nevada’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration for failing to follow COVID-19 health and safety rules during the ongoing pandemic.

The Division of Industrial Relations announced the violation of required workplace health and safety measures has resulted in Nevada OSHA issuing notices of citation and penalty to the following businesses:

Sept. 14 report (citations beginning the week of Sept. 7):

  • 0 citations issued statewide

Sept. 8 report (citations beginning the week of Aug. 31):

  • No Southern Nevada businesses cited

Aug. 31 report (citations beginning for the week of Aug. 24):

  • Ahern Hotel and Convention Center (300 W. Sahara Ave.) -- $10,930
  • Graey Tire (630 N. Easter Ave.) -- $2,892

Aug. 24 report (citations beginning for the week of Aug. 17):

The OSHA citations for the week beginning on Aug. 17 include:

  • Petco #1177 (8495 W. Warm Springs Road in Las Vegas) -- $8,675
  • Kiss Lounge & Nu Ethiopian Kitchen (4230 S. Decatur Blvd., Suite #300 in Las Vegas) -- $2,892
  • Newman Arms (1801 N. Boulder Highway in Henderson) -- $2,603

Two additional citations were issued to business establishments in Elko and are in process of being delivered to the employer, DIR says. Citation details will be available for public disclosure later this week.

Aug. 17 report (citations beginning for the week of Aug. 10):

  • Metro Pizza Northwest (6720 Sky Pointe Drive) -- $6,073
  • Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall (3200 S. Las Vegas Boulevard, Suite 100) -- $8,501
  • Rock’s 76 (8615 West Flamingo Road) -- $6,073
  • 7-Eleven Store #29633D (4890 West Tropicana Avenue) -- $6,073
  • U. S. Tire Center & Auto Repair, Inc. (1501 North Eastern Avenue) -- $2,892
  • El Tarahumara Auto Service (1250 North Eastern Avenue, Suite #3) -- $4,048

Aug. 10 report - 3 stores at Fashion Show Mall

  • Saks Fifth Avenue #645 (3200 Las Vegas Blvd.)
  • Shiekh Shoes LLC (3200 Las Vegas Blvd.)
  • Forever 21 (3200 Las Vegas Blvd.)

All three stores were penalized with an $8,501 fine.

July 23 report - Walmart and Plant World fined by OSHA for noncompliance

Walmart, near Charleston and Decatur boulevards, and Plant World, on West Charleston Boulevard near Jones Boulevard, were issued citations.

Walmart was fined $12,145 and Plant World was fined $4,858, according to the Division of Industrial Relations.

July 16 report - 7 Nevada businesses fined

-Walmart Neighborhood Market, located at 6151 West Lake Mead Blvd.

This Walmart was fined $13,494 and the other six businesses were located in Northern Nevada

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July 14 report - $14k in fines against Allegiant Stadium construction site

OSHA proposed fines totaling close to $14,000 for the stadium and its builder Mortensen-McCarthy.

Investigators apparently found some COVID-19-related violations. A spokesperson for the Nevada Division of Business and Industry was not able to confirm an exact list of violations or how serious they were.

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Gov. Sisolak tapped the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to help enforce Nevada’s mask mandate in June.

In announcing the mask mandate, Gov. Sisolak said businesses that fail to meet requirements in the directive will face violations from local licensing agencies, regulatory authorities, and Nevada OSHA.

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