Dollar General Cited With $12.3Million in OSHA Penalties Since 2017
Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC—which operate 18,000 stores and employ more than 150,000 workers—are once again facing penalties from the U.S. Department of Labor after seven southeast OSHA inspections found 31 Occupational Safety and Health Act violations. The latest proposed penalties are $2.7 million; however, the business entities have received more than $12.3 million in initial penalties since 2017 for numerous willful, repeat and serious workplace safety violations.
Over the past five years, OSHA has found exit routes obstructed, boxes of merchandise stacked unsafely and electrical panels hard to access in more than 180 inspections at Dollar General stores nationwide.
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