Dollar General Issues Additional Subpoenas After Inspection in Florida, Alabama, Proposes Penalties
The new citation for the discount retailer’s repeat violations comes just days after the previous OSHA citation.
Discount retailer Dollar General was again cited days after OSHA issued a violation warning and penalty resulting from inspections at its Ohio stores.
The latest citation from OSHA follows inspections at two stores in Florida and one in Alabama, where the agency found workers at risk similar to those identified elsewhere. bottom.
A June 2022 inspection found exit routes blocked at the Dollar General Store in Middleburg, Fla. and one store in Green Cove Springs, Fla., creating a fire and entrapment hazard, according to a news release. It became clear. In July 2022, OSHA discovered that workers at Double Springs in Dollar General, Alabama were at risk of crashes due to boxes that were not stacked safely.
Dollar General proposed a penalty of $196,438 for two repeat violations after inspections in Florida and a penalty of $205,117 for two repeat violations for store inspections in Alabama.
Kurt Petermeyer, OSHA Regional Administrator for Atlanta, said in a news release: “These violations are preventable, and their failure to prevent them shows a blatant disregard for the workers we depend on to keep our stores running. We continue to make every effort to hold them accountable for their failures.”
Discount retailers have been cited many times before: In 2022, OSHA found exits blocked at several Dollar General stores, including Pennsylvania, Georgia, Alabama and Florida. bottom. OSHA has proposed penalties of more than $15 million for the company since 2017.
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Alex Saurman is an occupational health and safety content editor.