A lawsuit filed by the son of a former Tyson Foods employee alleges that mismanagement and disregard for worker safety might have led to his father's COVID-19-related death go.nowth.is/2KgC1gM

Isidro Fernandez died on April 26 after contracting COVID-19 while working at a Tyson Foods plant in Iowa. Fernandez's son filed a wrongful death suit against the company shortly after his death.
He added new allegations against the company in an amended complaint on November 11, 2020. The lawsuit claims that, around the time of Fernandez's infection, the plant manager where he worked created a 'cash buy-in, winner-take-all betting pool for supervisors...
...and managers to wager how many employees would test positive for COVID-19.' The lawsuit also claims managers had 'wanton disregard for worker safety.'
Court documents indicate that, at the peak of the infections in April, the company had lobbied federal and local governments to keep its plants open.
Tyson says, 'We're saddened by the loss of any Tyson team member and sympathize with their families.' The company says the health and safety of its employees is a top priority during the pandemic.

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