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Inland Empire Company Fined for Safety Violations.001
Inland Empire Company Fined for Safety Violations.001

State slaps Inland DC for safety violations

A Jurupa Valley distribution center has been fined more than $34,000 for various safety violations.

The California Department of Occupational Safety and Health last week issued 12 citations against Olivet International that included blocked exits, restrooms that were not maintained and merchandise that was stacked without proper support, according to a report originally published in The Press-Enterprise.

Olivet International also had no way of helping workers who were injured on the job and did not have ways to treat heat-related illnesses, according to the report.

The citations were based on a state inspection of the Olivet International facility at 11015 Hopkins Street last May.

That action came at the request of Olivet workers, who said they were then harassed by their supervisors. The issue came to a head in July, when workers walked off the job for two days in July and filed charges of unfair labor practices with the National Labor Relations Board, according to the report.

Olivet International officials declined to comment on the citations.

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