Bloomberg Law
July 29, 2020, 7:42 PM

DOL Warns of Worker Safety Case ‘Avalanche’ in Maid-Rite Lawsuit

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

The Labor Department wants a U.S. court to throw out a lawsuit filed by three anonymous workers at a Pennsylvania meat processing plant who are seeking an order forcing OSHA to inspect the company’s site for Covid-19 hazards.

In a motion to dismiss the case filed Tuesday, the Labor Department said that the suing Maid-Rite Specialty Foods workers failed to show the elements required to prove a case of imminent danger in their July 22 petition, warning that if the court allows the plaintiffs to prevail, an “avalanche” of worker suits could follow.

“If anonymous litigants could drag OSHA into ...

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