Southeast MO Dollar General facing nearly $98,000 fine by OSHA

Southeast MO Dollar General facing nearly $98,000 fine by OSHA

VAN BUREN, MO (KFVS) - The Dollar General in Van Buren, Missouri is facing a nearly $98,000 fine by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for allegedly jeopardizing worker and customer safety.

According to Scott Allen with the Department of Labor, an inspector found blocked exits and other safety hazards at the store.

It's one of several stores that have been cited by the department for not providing safe exits.

The report shows that a cart with merchandise was in the exit way from the store floor to the stock room.

The inspector also found that there were containers and carts full of merchandise along with boxes of merchandise in aisle ways.

Allen said the department has found more than 100 safety and health violations at Dollar General stores across the country since 2010.

The store in Van Buren has until September 16 to rectify the situation or request a conference with the area OSHA director. If not, the fine will be imposed.

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