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Ahern Hotel, Graley Tire in Las Vegas cited by Nevada OSHA

Ahern receives over $10K in violations
Posted at 8:49 PM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 09:14:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Today, the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) has announced that violation of required workplace health and safety measures has resulted in Nevada OSHA issuing notices of citation and penalty to the following businesses during the week beginning August 24:

  • Ahern Hotel and Convention Center - 300 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89102 - $10,930
  • Graley Tire - 630 North Easter Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89101 - $2,892

The details of the citations issued to two Elko businesses last week that were not named by the division in last week’s media release include:

  • AutoZone, Inc. - 1300 Mountain City Highway - $9,694
  • Verizon Wireless - 1302 Mountain City Highway, Suite 102A - $3,470

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Thirty-three citations have been issued since the face-covering mandate was put into effect on June 24 via Emergency Directive 024, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $229,661.

The Graley Tire citation was issued after officials observed noncompliance with one or more requirements of general and industry-specific guidance and directives during both an initial observation and a follow-up visit by division officials.

The employer was provided a notice and a request for compliance during the first visit. Upon observation of ongoing non-compliance during a follow-up visit, a formal investigation was opened with the employer.

In addition, a notice was provided indicating that in the event of future non-compliance, the Administrator may issue an order requiring the business to cease all activity at that location during this state of emergency under NRS 618.545(1) until the business has established and implemented operating procedures to comply with the requirements.

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The Ahern Hotel and Convention Center citation was issued after an investigation was initiated as a result of a referral.