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Man that fell at power plant took off safety gear

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by Janjeera Hail

Guam - The Guam Power Authority has concluded its investigation into an incident that occurred at Cabras last week when Dennis Bolano, an employee of contractor Rico Construction, fell through a concrete board and landed 15 feet below.

According to the report, Bolano was not assigned to the area but had removed his harness and gone over to where three other employees were removing roofing and gutters to ask for a cigarette.

GPA Spokesperson Art Perez said, "The individual was not wearing a safety harness. The individual was not even supposed to be in the work area where the incident occurred. During the interview, [it was revealed] they were briefed on the safety hazards. They were supposed to conduct safety briefings. The individual removed the safety harness to smoke cigarettes."

Bolano had not been warned not to place all his weight on the concrete boards because he had not been assigned to that task. The incident has been forwarded to OSHA.

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