INMAN, Neb. (AP) -- Federal safety regulators have cited a Maine company for the workplace death of an employee in northern Nebraska.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says in a news release the worker became ill while strenuously laboring in extreme heat this past July in the village of Inman and later died.
OSHA says it's proposed nearly $18,600 in penalties for Smith Mountain Investments, of Anson, Maine. The agency says the utility pole inspection company failed to implement a heat safety program that included water and rest breaks in shaded areas and didn't ensure medical care was available within a reasonable distance.
A company representative didn't immediately respond Thursday to messages from The Associated Press.