On the front page of its Business Day section, the New York Times (7/7, B1, Greenhouse) reports, “Wal-Mart Stores has spent a year and more than a million dollars in legal fees battling a $7,000 fine that federal safety officials assessed after shoppers trampled a Wal-Mart employee to death at a store on Long Island on the day after Thanksgiving in 2008.”
The company’s “all-out battle against the relatively minor penalty has mystified and even angered some federal officials,” but Wal-Mart “says that regulators are trying to enforce a vague standard of protection when there was no previous OSHA or retail industry guidance on how to prevent what it views as an ‘unforeseeable incident.’
Read the full story here at the New York Times.
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