By  on January 7, 2014

NEW YORK — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited fashion retail chain Forever 21 for exposing employees to safety hazards at its stores in Paramus, N.J., and Manhattan.

OSHA inspected both stores in July after receiving complaints alleging violations and proposed $236,500 in penalties. Inspectors cited the company for four repeat violations at the Paramus store, located in the Garden State Plaza mall, including obstructed exit routes, a fire extinguisher that was not mounted and readily accessible, stored material that was not secured against sliding or collapse, and fluorescent lights that had no cover to prevent accidental contact or breakage.

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