FILE PHOTO: A Tyson Foods pork processing plant, temporarily closed due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), is seen in Waterloo, Iowa, U.S. April 29, 2020.
The son of a worker at a Tyson facility in Waterloo, Iowa, who died in April of complications from the virus, filed a lawsuit that claims plant managers misled workers about COVID-19 and allowed sick employees to continue working.
The worker, Isidro Fernandez, got sick because of his job, according to the lawsuit that was amended on Nov. 11.
The Waterloo facility is Tyson’s largest U.S. pork plant, processing 19,500 hogs a day, or about 5% of total U.S. pork production.
COVID-19 infected more than 1,000 employees out of about 2,800 at the plant, and five died, the lawsuit says.
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