Bloomberg Law
July 20, 2022, 1:00 PM

Rat-Plagued Warehouse Winds Down as Family Dollar Faces Lawsuits

Brendan Case
Brendan Case
Bloomberg News

Six months after a Family Dollar distribution center in West Memphis, Arkansas, was fumigated and more than 1,000 rodent carcasses were removed, the rats are back.

David Hernandez spotted three of the animals before 9 a.m. one recent morning. Davisha Silas found some dead rats wrapped up in rugs. Randy Washington said she often finds rodent droppings.

“They didn’t get all of them,” said Quincie Washington (no relation to Randy), a four-year employee of the distribution center, which is located across the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee. “You still smell rat feces and urine.”

The rats befouled products and plagued workers ...

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