Workplace Injuries

Tyson Foods Sued Over Coronavirus Lies, COVID Pool

Tyson Foods manager Tom Hart at center of betting pool wagering on employees contracting COVID-19The industrial meat complex has not fared well in its handling of employee coronavirus concerns and keeping its workers safe, but Tyson Foods appeared to have raised the bar on misconduct last month. Two new lawsuits target the meat packing giant’s Waterloo, Iowa plant and vary in scope from appalling to outright abhorrent.

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Companies Brace for Employee Coronavirus Lawsuits

employees begin filing lawsuits against businesses that ignored coronavirus concernsCompanies and corporations that prioritized profits over the safety of their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic are watching as an increasing number of lawsuits are being filed by workers alleging unsafe workplaces and a lack of proper employee protective gear.

McDonald’s is just the latest as five of the fast food restaurants’ employees in Chicago and four of their family members filed a lawsuit claiming continue reading...

Government Weighs Creation of Covid-19 Victims’ Compensation Fund

government considers covid-19 victims fundFederal lawmakers are tossing around a plan to create a fund to compensate essential workers who fall sick or die from COVID-19. The proposed fund would be modeled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund that was used to disburse over $7 billion of government money to victims of the 9/11/01 attacks and their families.

The recently proposed Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act would create a fund to help with medical ...

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Accusations Shine Light into Meat Processing Industry Amid Pandemic

meat industry workers come forward with covid-19 complaints“If you’re not in a casket, they want you there. All they were worried about was making sure we were coming to work.” This is the description given by one employee of the conditions imposed on workers at one of Smithfield’s meat processing facilities. As a nation already facing empty grocery store shelves learned that worker shortages could mean an interruption in the meat supply, the continue reading...

Walmart Sued Over Employee Coronavirus Death

Walmart sued over employee coronavirus deathAccording to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Cook County, Illinois, 51-year-old Wando Evans tried to tell his supervisors and managers at the Evergreen Park Walmart location outside of Chicago that he wasn’t feeling well and was showing symptoms of Covid-19. The lawsuit alleges that those warnings were ignored until the store finally sent him home from work on March 23. Evans was found dead in his ...

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New Data Shows Impact of Workplace Injuries

New data released on the 2019 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index shows that the 10 most common types of workplace injuries cost employers nearly $47 billion and comprised nearly 85% of all workplace injury expenses.

The most common type of injury listed is “overexertion involving outside sources.” Injuries in this category cost over $13 billion last year alone and accounted for almost 24% of all workplace injury expenses. Overexertion involving outside sources refers to injuries or illnesses read more.... --> continue reading...

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