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 Seven Queens Supermarkets Cited for Safety Violations:

 

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited seven Trade Fair Supermarkets in Queens, N.Y., for 40 workplace safety violations and recommended $128,000 in fines.

OSHA said in a news release it launched inspections in March in response to safety complaints. Inspectors said they found butchers operating band saws with unguarded blades and found other workers using cleaning products without protective eye gear. OSHA said the violations exposed workers to lacerations, amputations and eye injuries.

"Our inspections found a disturbing and unacceptable pattern of similar hazards in several stores. For the safety and health of its employees, Trade Fair Supermarkets must take effective action to correct these conditions at these and all its stores," Kay Gee, OSHA's area director for Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, said in the news release.

OSHA said four of the stores had locked or blocked exits and non-illuminated or missing exit signs. Six stores failed to post the required annual summary of occupational injuries and illnesses, and five of the stores had electrical hazards.

Trade Fair Supermarkets has 15 business days to comply with the citations, meet with Gee or appeal the cases to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

 

Source: OSHA

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