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OSHA Finds Serious Violations at Wal-Mart Stores, Indiana Workers Compensation

Steve Wagner

In early February, OSHA cited a Rochester, NY Wal-Mart store with “24 alleged repeat and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards.” The violations lead up to a total of $365,500 in possible fines. These violations are similar to those found in other states between 2008 and 2010.

The violations found at Wal-Mart include confined space hazards, bypassed lock switch on the trash compactor allowing it to run while the door was open, and inadequate training for employees who possibly handle blood or body fluids. There were 14 serious violations at the Rochester store. Serious violations are classified as “there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result from a hazard about which the employer knew or should have known.”

It was a complaint that tipped off the OSHA investigation. If you are employed in a hazardous workplace, you should know that your rights for a safe place of employment are protected under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Workplace injuries result in the death of 12 people every day in the United States, and the presence of perils in the work environment should not be ignored. If you are injured while on the job, you need to contact a knowledgeable work-injury attorney to help you secure your Worker’s Compensation Benefits.

The experienced Indiana workers compensation lawyers of Wagner Reese offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your Worker’s Compensation or Worker’s Compensation Death Benefits. Call today to schedule an appointment at (888) 204-8440.

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