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    :: Thursday, March 12, 2009 ::

    Families emote, labor mobilizes - By Alexandra Berzon, Las Vegas Sun
    Last week Nevada chief administrative officer Tom Czehowski said that in some cases citations were deleted because inspections were problematic, and in other cases because the employer promised to improve safety. OSHA attorney John Wiles had said “nothing inappropriate” occurred during the Orleans investigation.

    Czehowski has said the department has difficulty retaining qualified inspectors because it cannot compete with private sector salaries.

    Ross suggested a solution.

    “Over the past few years, we believe that budget items concerning safety have been underfunded,” he said. “But we can’t help but think that if Nevada OSHA would enforce its fines more vigorously, then they would have more money.”
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