Dollar General Continues to Ignore Safety of Workers—Fined $156K

The Dollar General in Bolivar, Ohio continues to ignore federal workplace safety inspectors. The safety inspectors found repeated instances where the company endangers workers and customers alike by blocking exit routes with stacked merchandise. OSHA issued three repeat safety citations earlier this month, coming to a total of $156,772 in proposed fines. These fines relate to blocked access to emergency exits, electrical panels, and unmarked fire extinguishers. OSHA’s area director Larry Johnson expressed his concern stating how “In an emergency, no one should have to struggle to get out of a store safely, grab a fire extinguisher or shut down the power quickly.” Read more here.