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Families of 3 Deceased Workers Sue Tyson Over Iowa Virus Outbreak

The families of three workers who died after contracting the coronavirus in an Iowa meat plant outbreak sued Tyson Foods and its top executives on June 25, saying the company knowingly put employees at risk and lied to keep them …

Court Allows Lawsuit over Iowa Amusement Park Death to Proceed

The wife of a central Iowa amusement park employee killed in an accident at the park in 2016 can proceed with a federal lawsuit and the park’s insurance company may have to pay damages, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. …

South Dakota COVID-19 Cases at Meat Plant Top 1,000; One Worker Dies

The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in South Dakota has surpassed 1,100 and more than half of those cases have some connection to the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls. Health officials said on April …

3rd Texas Oil Well Worker Dies of Injuries from Blowout

A third worker has died of injuries from a Central Texas oil well blowout, the company said. Chesapeake Energy spokesman Gordon Pennoyer said in a statement the company is “deeply saddened” by the worker’s death. Pennoyer did not say when …

1 Worker Dead, Others Injured in Texas Oil Well Blowout

One person was killed and three others were injured on Jan. 29 in the blowout of a Central Texas oil well. All four were contractors working at a Chesapeake Energy well site on a county road near Deanville, Texas, 28 …

Family Sues Over Worker Death at Missouri Sawmill

The family of a 38-year-old man who died after falling into a wood chipper at a St. Joseph sawmill is suing the manufacturer of the machine. The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the minor children of Joshua Hill allege in …

Oregon Worker Who Died Was Operating Faulty Equipment

A Benton County, Ore. road worker who died on the job was operating a poorly maintained piece of leased logging equipment that was owned by his supervisor’s son, according to findings from two investigations. Pete Neuman, 59, was using a …

Wyoming Workplace Deaths Last Year Were Below Long-Term Trend

Thirty-one people died on the job in Wyoming in 2018, a rate slightly below average. Wyoming has averaged 33 workplace fatalities each year in data going back to 1992, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. About 61% of …

Louisiana Transportation Department to Implement New Roadwork Safety Measures

Louisiana’s transportation department will boost safety measures at its roadwork sites, the agency’s secretary announced at a ceremony honoring an employee killed on the job this summer. Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said that the agency will …

Wisconsin Worker Dies After Becoming Trapped in Machinery at Sub-Zero

A worker at Sub-Zero in Fitchburg died after becoming trapped in machinery, police said. Emergency crews were called to the company Friday night about someone who was not breathing and had no pulse, Fitchburg police Sgt. Andrew McCarthy said. The …