More than 200 meat plant workers in the U.S. have died of covid-19. Federal regulators just issued two modest fines.

Federal regulators knew about serious safety problems in dozens of the nation’s meat plants that became deadly coronavirus hot spots this spring but took six months to take action, recently citing two plants and finally requiring changes to protect workers. The financial penalties for a Smithfield Foods plant in South [...]

2020-09-14T17:32:53+00:00September 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |

More than half of Latino workers in meat, poultry plants got COVID-19, CDC says

Latino workers at meat and chicken processing plants have been the hardest hit by coronavirus, accounting for 56 percent of cases reported in plants in 21 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The latest CDC data, published Tuesday, reinforces alarms raised as meat and chicken facilities and [...]

2020-07-13T21:30:12+00:00July 13th, 2020|Tags: , , |
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