Tyson Foods Sued by Widow of Pa. Worker Who Died from COVID-19
December 21, 2020
PHILADELPHIA — The widow of a Tyson Foods employee who died from complications related to COVID-19 after contracting the virus while working at the company’s Philadelphia meat processing plant has filed a wrongful death action in state court.
In a Dec. 16 complaint filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Renata Barker accuses Tyson and The Original Philly Steak Inc. of failing to implement COVID-19 safety protocols and refusing to provide workers with adequate personal protection equipment while forcing them to work elbow-to-elbow at the plant.
According to the lawsuit, Brian Barker was a meatpacking supervisor at Tyson’s …
- Saltz Mongeluzzi & Bendesky