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Upstate sporting goods store fined for endangering workers

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in Employment Law,Human Resources

It could have given new meaning to the phrase “squeeze play.” Dick’s Sporting Goods has been fined after safety inspectors discovered that managers at a store in Queensbury, near Lake George, failed to turn off a trash compactor before forcing employees to climb inside to clear jammed cardboard boxes.

Dick’s faces $57,300 in fines—along with OSHA’s strong suggestion that the firm look at the same safety issues at its other stores.

It’s not the first time OSHA has fined Dick’s stores in New York. In October 2010, its Melvillle store was cited for repeat violations for blocking fire extinguishers and failing to train employees how to use fire extinguishers. Fines in that case totaled $33,000.

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