The fine is related to safety problems at three Dollar General stores in Georgia.
The Labor Department found exit routes obstructed, boxes of merchandise stacked unsafely, and electrical panels hard to access.
The regulatory has proposed more than $6.5 million in penalties after 78 inspections at Dollar General locations nationwide, including more than $450,000 in fines due to three inspections in Georgia since 2017.
"Dollar General continues to demonstrate a willful pattern of ignoring hazardous working conditions and a disregard for the well-being of its employees," said Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Doug Parker.
Price Action: DG shares are trading higher by 1.80% at $257.51 on the last check Tuesday.
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