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Walmart to pay fine and improve safety of its stores

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After inspectors discovered breaches in the health and safety conditions that endangered the safety of employees in one of Walmart’s stores, Walmart agreed to pay a fine and improve the conditions of its 2,800 stores, a report on Wednesday, August 7 showed.

Walmart agreed to pay $190,000 and improve the safety conditions of their stores in a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The settlement came after OSHA discovered “repeat and serious” health and safety breaches at a store in Rochester, New York. According to OSHA, safety hazards that were deemed “unacceptable” dangers to its workers were found, including a lack of training for handling hazardous materials, blocked exits, and practicing dangerous trash compactor procedures. These violations were also found in other Walmart stores.

Though OSHA cited dangers to employees, these dangers could also have seriously impacted visitors to the store. If you have been harmed by a negligent property owner in Madison, speak with the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® by calling (800) 242-2874. You may be owed financial compensation for your injuries and losses.