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Former Inspectors Allege Fraud at MN OSHA

Former Inspectors Allege Fraudulent Actions by MN OSHA Program: Citations against "Star" Companies Discouraged

Former inspectors from the Minnesota OSHA program alleged in a state senate hearing that top level of supervisors of the state's labor department had engaged in a number of fraudulent activities to protect certain companies. They alleged that inspectors were pressured to not find violations against certain companies or issue citations to them; that documents were removed from files; and that changes were made to final inspection reports after inspectors had signed them. Bill Heaney, Legislative and Political Director for the IBEW Minnesota State Council, attended the hearing and called it “very disturbing."

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