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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Dollar Tree cited for Hundreds of Violations; Burlington Northern Fires Worker after Injury


Dollar Tree Stores Cited for Hundreds of Violations

WATAUGA, Texas, $262,500 in fines – Across the nation, Dollar Tree Stores have been cited for 234 safety and health violations since 2009.In the past five months, OSHA has issued more than $800,000 in fines to Dollar Tree Stores for the same or similar violations.

Since 2009, OSHA has received complaints from Dollar Tree Stores employees in 26 states. Dollar Tree Stores employs approximately 17,600 full-time and 69,800 part-time workers. OSHA began investigating the Watauga store after receiving a complaint about dangerous conditions.  >> Find out about Dollar Tree's violations

Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC Fires Worker after Injury

KANSAS CITY, Kansas, $225,000 in back wages and damages – Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC wrongfully terminated an employee in Kansas City after he reported an injury to his left shoulder, according to OSHA. The company has violated the Federal Railroad Safety Act, and was ordered to pay the electrician $225,385 in back wages and damages.   >> Read about this wrongful termination


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