Dollar General Stores in Central Pennsylvania Fined for Safety Violations

A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has again found Dollar General exposing workers to dangerous safety hazards – including “exposing employees to blocked exit routes and electrical panels, and overall poor housekeeping practices.  OSHA has issued five citations for violations at four Dollar General stores in Adams, Franklin and Dauphin counties.

“OSHA found federal safety regulations ignored and Dollar General’s employees exposed to potentially dangerous conditions that are preventable,” Kevin Chambers, OSHA area director in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, said in a news release. “These are serious concerns that, left uncorrected, could lead to disaster for employees and others in an emergency.”

OSHA issued citations for two repeat and two serious violations and one “other-than-serious” violation with $267,652 in newly proposed penalties.
Dollar General has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.