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Colorado nursing home cited for failing to protect employees

ROCKY FORD, Colo. - A nursing home in Colorado is being cited for not putting in place the proper safety measures to prevent its employees from getting injured.

The Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford, Colo. is facing penalties of nearly $10,000. 

This comes after OSHA opened an investigation into the facility and found that there were five documented incidents of "workplace violence that resulted in employee injuries" in 2017. Investigators also found that there were several unreported incidents. 

“Employers are responsible for providing employees a safe and healthy workplace,” said OSHA’s Englewood Area Director David Nelson. “Pioneer Health Care Center must understand that their employees’ safety is important.”

The Pioneer Health Care Center has 15 days from the day it received the citation to either pay the fine or contest the findings. 

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