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Lawsuit Alleges Tyson Foods Managers Wagered on Meatpackers’ Coronavirus Infection Rate

HeadlineNov 19, 2020

In Waterloo, Iowa, a wrongful-death lawsuit accuses Tyson Foods of “willful and wanton disregard for workplace safety” at a pork slaughterhouse that led to over 1,000 workplace infections and at least five deaths. The family of meatpacker Isidro Fernandez, who died of COVID-19 on April 20, alleges in an amended lawsuit that “plant manager Tom Hart organized a cash-buy-in, winner-take-all, betting pool for supervisors and managers to wager how many plant employees would test positive for COVID-19.”

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