Dollar General told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution it “took immediate action to address issues and reiterated our safety expectations with store teams.
“The safety of our employees and customers is of paramount importance to us, and we will continue to work cooperatively with OSHA,” the emailed statement continued.
Dollar General, which is based in Goodlettsville, Tenn., operates roughly 17,000 stores and employs more than 150,000 workers across the country. It has faced multiple OSHA violations over the past few years, including more than $6.5 million in proposed penalties.
Dollar stores have expanded over the years, becoming popular stops for everyday goods while generating backlash and moratoriums in some jurisdictions, including DeKalb County.
Dollar General can either pay the fines, contest the citation or request a meeting with OSHA’s area director.