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Tyson Accused of Misleading Interpreters at Virus-Hit Plant (1)

Dec. 1, 2020, 12:43 AM

Tyson Foods Inc. is accused of giving incorrect information to interpreters during a Covid-19 outbreak that infected more than a third of workers at a pork plant in Waterloo, Iowa.

Plant management directed interpreters to tell the sizable non-English-speaking workforce that “everything is fine” at an April meeting, according to an amended complaint filed on behalf of the families of four workers who died. Managers also said county officials “cleared” the plant even though the Black Hawk County Health Department instead urged Tyson to close the facility to protect workers.

Workers were already testing positive by the time of the...

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