Massachusetts-based DeMoulas Supermarkets facing more than US$589,000 in possible fines for 30 alleged workplace safety violations

CONCORD, New Hampshire , October 18, 2011 () – A company that operates Market Basket supermarkets faces over $589,000 in possible fines over workplace safety violations at two New Hampshire stores.

The U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited DeMoulas Supermarkets Inc., doing business as Market Basket, for 30 alleged violations at the stores in Concord and Rindge. The grocery chain is based in Tewksbury, Mass.

OSHA says the inspection of the store in Rindge began after a worker suffered broken bones and head trauma in April when he fell 11 feet to a concrete floor from a storage area that didn't have adequate guardrails. The Concord inspection began in May after an OSHA supervisor observed a similar guardrail problem.

The company has 15 days to respond.

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