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Tyson Foods Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Tyson Foods finds itself embroiled in a wrongful death lawsuit related to working conditions in its Waterloo, Iowa processing plant in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The family of Isidro Fernandez, an employee at the Waterloo plant who died on April 20th, is claiming Tyson Foods is guilty of a “willful and wanton disregard for workplace safety.” The suit claims, among other things, that the plant manager organized a winner-take-all betting pool with plant supervisors over the number of employees that would contract the disease. Tyson has requested the case be moved to Federal court, claiming that the plant stayed open 'at the direction of a federal officer' when President Donald Trump ordered meat & poultry processing plants to remain open on April 28th.

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