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Nevada workplace safety violations face steep increase in fines

Nevada's administrative penalties haven't been increased since 1990. Serious violations carry a fine of $7,000. The new penalty will increase to $13,260 for violations that have, “a high likelihood of seriously injuring or killing a worker,” according to the law. For willful violations or certain cases of repeated violations, the maximum penalty will rise from $70,000 to $132,598 per violation.


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