Pa.’s Jersey Shore – According to a federal investigation, workers at the Jersey Shore Dollar General faced severe security hazards.

A new investigation by the US Labor Department has revealed that during a November inspection, Dollar General exposed employees to hazardous conditions at the store, including closed emergency exits and electrical panels.

The countrywide discount retail chain’s long history of worker safety infractions is confirmed by the results, which have led to $15 million in fines since 2017.

The Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration started inspecting the store in response to a complaint and discovered safety violations that were consistent with what was noted in Dollar General Corp.’s safety records. Switchboards and run stores could be found in the US. For a single willful violation, OSHA has issued a subpoena, and in more than 180 investigations across the country, including the Jersey Shore inspection, OSHA has concluded that the corporation puts worker safety at risk.

In an emergency, exposing workers to these risks might be risky, according to Mary Reynolds, the OSHA regional director in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. There is a long history of dangers and violations at Dollar General Inc. outlets all around the country. Before a crisis turns tragic, they must stop failing to fix these violations repeatedly.

More than 150,000 people are employed by Dollar General Inc. and Dolgencorp LLC, both of which have their headquarters in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. They run over 18,000 stores and 17 distribution sites across 47 states.

After receiving the subpoenas and fines, Dollar General has 15 business days to comply, request a casual meeting with the local director of OSHA, or contest the findings before the Independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.