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Dollar General faces $1.6 million in OSHA fines



Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC, which owns more than 18,000 Dollar General discount stores in 47 states, face $1.6 million in new Occupational Safety and Health Administration fines after the agency alleges the discount chain and its operator “again ignored federal safety standards on the workplace.”

OSHA said Monday that the latest fines, which stemmed from inspections at four sites in Alabama, Florida and Georgia, total $9.6 million of the total fines issued to the chain since 2017.

In the latest round, inspectors cited the stores for four willful and 10 repeat violations for failing to keep receiving and storage areas clean and orderly and for stacking materials in an unsafe manner. These violations exposed workers to hazards associated with slipping, tripping, and being struck by objects.

OSHA citations also included those for exposing workers to fire and entrapment hazards by not keeping exits and electrical panels clear and uncluttered. Finally, the company was cited for failing to install and label fire extinguishers and for having a locked exit door that required a key to open.

OSHA says it has conducted 1

82 inspections at Dollar General locations across the country, where agency inspectors often find unsafe conditions that put workers’ safety at risk if they need to leave quickly in an emergency.


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