US Cites Smithfield Foods for Failing to Protect Workers From Virus

Posted on AllSides September 11th, 2020
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The U.S. Labor Department said on Thursday it cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from the coronavirus, making it the first major meatpacker to face a fine after outbreaks at slaughterhouses infected thousands of workers.

The citation did little to quiet complaints from labor unions and safety advocates, who say the Trump administration needs to do more to protect workers critical to the nation's food supply.

The Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Smithfield's plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for "failing to provide a...

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