After inspectors at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovered safety violations in a store in New York, Walmart agreed to pay $190,000 and to improve its safety conditions in its stores, according to a report from Wednesday, August 7.
OSHA found that workers in a Rochester Walmart were facing unnecessary hazards after they discovered “repeat and serious” health and safety violations in the store. The hazards that OSHA found in this particular Walmart were similar to those found in other stores and included poor training for handling hazardous materials, blocked exits, and practicing dangerous trash compactor procedures.
The $190,000 fine was almost half of the original amount proposed in the settlement, as Walmart agreed to improve the health and safety conditions of more than 2,800 stores nationwide.
Sadly, poor safety and health conditions in the workplace can cause you injuries that can prevent you from working. However, in such a situation, you are likely owed workers’ compensation, which can help you financially. To learn more about filing a claim in Minnesota, speak with a lawyer from Robert Wilson & Associates by calling (612) 334-3444.