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Mother of 16-year-old who died at Mississippi poultry plant files lawsuit

Posted on AllSides February 6th, 2024
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — The mother of a 16-year-old who died in a workplace accident at a poultry processing plant in Mississippi has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company and staffing agency that hired him, accusing them of negligence and failing to follow safety standards. Duvan Perez, an indigenous Mayan from Guatemala, died last July at the Mar-Jac Poultry processing facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The teenager was cleaning equipment when he was pulled into the machine, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. His...

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