Federal court of appeals upholds ruling against Walmart distribution center in Alachua

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ALACHUA, Fla. (WCJB)-- A federal court of appeals has upheld a ruling that the Walmart distribution center in Alachua failed to protect workers who were trained to provide first aid.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration levied more than 25,000 dollars in fines against Walmart after finding employees trained as first responders in Alachua had not been vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

An administrative law judge upheld the fine, but Walmart appealed. A three-judge panel in the eighth circuit court of appeals Wednesday affirmed the ruling.