Tyson Foods Exposed Workers To Toxic Gas, DOJ Says

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT) -- Tyson Foods Inc. agreed Thursday to a $4.25 million settlement to resolve allegations the same day by the the U.S. Department of Justice that its lax environmental controls at its facilities led to accidental releases of a toxic refrigerant gas that caused dozens of worker injuries in the past five years. 

In a complaint filed in Missouri federal court, the DOJ targeted nearly two dozen Tyson facilities including a South Hutchinson, Kansas, plant, where a December 2009 accidental release of the chemical anhydrous ammonia caused at...
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