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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Salem Dollar General Store is expected to re-open by the end of the week

SALEM - JULY 10, 2023 - The Salem Dollar General Store is expected to open by the end of the week.



This announcement comes after the Indiana State Fire Marshall's office closed the Dollar General Store located at 805 South Main Street in Salem.


The Dollar General Store Public Relations Department told the Lawrence County Zephyr that the store located at 805 South Main Street was closed due to address store maintenance issues.



" We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our Washington County customers, and we look forward to welcoming them back to our store soon," in an email sent to the Lawrence County Zephyr Monday afternoon.


In addition, the Lawrence County Zephyr reached out to Salem Fire Department Fire Chief Tom Day who referred us to the Indiana State Fire Marshal's office.


The Lawrence County Zephyr reached out to the local Salem Dollar General Store where the person on the phone said " We do not wish to comment on the matter at this time. We will contact our District Manager and make them aware the media is inquiring about the situation,"


Customers from Salem was attempting to shop at the store when they found the notice of the closure.


Several complaints have been filed with the U.S. Department of Labor from employees about fire exits routes, exit routes, and walkways blocked and merchandise unsafely stacked, conditions that exposed employees and others to fire hazards and struck by injuries that have been common cause for violations at the company stores across the country.


Since 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA has cited the Dollar General Corp. and Dolencorp LLC, operators of one of the nation's largest discount retail chains, in more than 240 inspections and proposed penalties of more than $20 million.



More recently, OSHA proposed nearly $4.5 Million in penalties in Alabama, Florida, Maine, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin done from October through December 2022.


Based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, Dollar General Corp. and Dolencorp LLC operate about 18,000 stores and 17 distribution centers in 47 states and employ more than 150,000 workers.


Lawrence County Zephyr will provide updates to this story.


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