Hillsboro Mattress Store Fined For Willfully Endangering Employees

A state regulator fined Mattress Megastore in Hillsboro $67,000 for willfully endangering its delivery drivers.The locally-owned mattress seller wa...

November 30, 2022
8:48 PM

A state regulator fined Mattress Megastore in Hillsboro $67,000 for willfully endangering its delivery drivers.The locally-owned mattress seller was forcing employees to 'to operate a one-ton box delivery truck that was clearly unsafe,' the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health said while announcing the fine yesterday. The truck had no windshield wipers, a broken seatbelt and cracks in the windshield. Drivers were forced to use it for deliveries in rainstorms anyway, the state found.'Driving is just as important as any other facet of workplace safety,' said agency head Renee Stapleton.