Tyson asks U.S. Supreme Court to shield it from COVID-19 lawsuits in Iowa courts – Iowa Capital Dispatch

The families allege Tyson was fully aware of the risks associated with COVID-19, but continued to expose workers to contamination by forcing them to work within six feet of one another without proper barriers between them or adequate personal protection equipment. They also claim Tyson imposed inadequate disinfecting and sanitizing procedures and failed to implement COVID-19 testing and screening. Each of the three lawsuits names plant manager Rick Retzlaff, plant superintendent Nathan Carnine, plant safety manager Jorge Sandoval, and area safety manager Laurie Garcia as defendants. Tyson denies the allegations. According to court records, the company has denied the families’ claims for workers’ compensation benefits.

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