$190,000 fine to be paid by Walmart

Walmart agreed to pay fine worth $190,000 and to improve the safety of more than 2,800 stores in the U.S. after inspectors found “repeat and serious” violations in health and safety in one of its stores in New York.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) discovered “unacceptable” hazards in a store in Rochester, including a lack of training in handling hazardous materials, blocked exits, and a dangerous garbage compactor. Many of these hazards were also found in other stores throughout the nation. The settlement will keep employees of Walmart safe and healthy while in the workplace, Dr. David Michaels said.

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