Suit claims Tyson managers bet money on employees getting COVID-19
Waterloo, Iowa — The son of a Tyson Foods employee who died from COVID-19 complications claims in a lawsuit filed this week that company managers bet money on how many employees would test positive for the virus, reports CBS Des Moines affiliate KCCI-TV.
Tyson denies many of the allegations in the suit.
Isidro Fernandez, who died April 26, worked at Tyson’s Waterloo facility.
The suit claims Tyson managers engaged in “fraudulent misrepresentations, gross negligence and incorrigible, willful and wanton disregard for worker safety.”
Defendants include Tyson Foods Chairman John Tyson, CEO Noel White, President Dean Banks, President Stephen Stouffer, Vice President Tom Brower, Manager Tom Hart, Safety Lead Bret Tapken and managers Cody Brustkern and John Casey. Court records show that Black Hawk County Sheriff Tony Thompson advised the company to shut the Waterloo plant, but it didn’t. Thompson said the plant’s working conditions …continued .
[Source: CBS News]