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Pennsylvania Employer Faces Lawsuit in State’s First COVID-19 Death Case

June 5, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The world’s largest beef processing company is facing Pennsylvania’s first wrongful death and survival action for the coronavirus-related fatality of an employee who worked in a 1,400-worker plant in Souderton.

The case, recently filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, alleges unsafe conditions—such as working in tight quarters without proper personal protective equipment (PPE)—resulted in the employee contracting COVID-19. The complaint argues his death from the virus was both “predictable and preventable” but that the company opted to “ignore worker safety” and carry on business as usual.

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