Danger Zone: Alabama Dollar General Fined $320,000
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, OSHA, has fined Dollar General $321,827. OSHA reports DG has a history of violations and repeated failures to protect its worker.
A Dollar General Store in Mobile, Alabama has been fined based on the store’s failure to provide safe exits during an emergency, workers exposed to slip and trip hazards, dangers of being struck by falling boxes, and poor placement of electrical panels.
Doug Parker, Assistant Secretary for OSHA, said Dollar General has a long history of disregarding safety measures to prevent serious injury or death in the event of a fire or other emergency.
Dollar General operates about 17,000 stores around the country, that employs more than 150,000 workers. Since 2016 DG has been fined $3.3 million nationwide. Dollar General has 15 business days to respond to the OSHA citations at the Mobile Alabama store
As a DG fan and customer, I certainly hope they clean up their act in Alabama and around the nation. And for what it’s worth, my only DG complaint is that they are not open 24 hours!