Dollar General Faces $1.3M In Penalties Over Workplace Safety

Dollar General Faces $1.3M In Penalties Over Workplace Safety
  • Dollar General Corp DG has been fined $1.3 million by the Labor Department for workplace safety violations.
  • The fine is related to safety problems at three Dollar General stores in Georgia.
  • The Labor Department found exit routes obstructed, boxes of merchandise stacked unsafely, and electrical panels hard to access.
  • The regulatory has proposed more than $6.5 million in penalties after 78 inspections at Dollar General locations nationwide, including more than $450,000 in fines due to three inspections in Georgia since 2017.
  • "Dollar General continues to demonstrate a willful pattern of ignoring hazardous working conditions and a disregard for the well-being of its employees," said Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker.
  • Price Action: DG shares are trading higher by 1.80% at $257.51 on the last check Tuesday.
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