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April 24, 2020, 1:02 PMUpdated: April 24, 2020, 3:55 PM

Smithfield Workers Sue Over Covid-19 Exposure in Meat Plant (2)

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes
Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

Smithfield Foods Inc. is being sued for allegedly failing to protect workers from coronavirus at its meat-processing plant in Milan, Mo., after at least eight workers have had to stay home after showing Covid-19 symptoms.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Missouri, comes after reports earlier this month that hundreds of employees of Smithfield’s plant in South Dakota contracted Covid-19. Smithfield was forced to close that plant after it became the country’s leading hot spot. Also, workers at a Smithfield plant in Cudahy, Wis., raised concerns after that plant had more than two dozen confirmed cases.

The lawsuit seeks ...

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