Bloomberg Law
May 6, 2020, 5:41 PM

Dallas Meat Plant Sued by Family of Worker Who Died of Virus

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

The family of a meatpacking worker who died because of the novel coronavirus has brought a wrongful death lawsuit in a Texas state court against Dallas-based Quality Sausage Co.

Blanca Esther Parra brought the suit May 4 after her common-law husband Hugo Dominguez died of the virus on April 25. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an inspection of the incident on April 27.

The lawsuit comes as hundreds of meat processing and packing workers throughout the U.S., as well as U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors, have contracted Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Other industries have ...

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