Farm Workers Say They Were Cropdusted With Pesticides

Law360 (December 3, 2020, 8:59 PM EST) -- More than 20 migrant workers and their children sued a group of agricultural companies on Wednesday for repeatedly spraying the workers with pesticides during a corn-pruning operation and then dismissing their injuries.

In two incidents in the summer of 2019, the workers say, they were sprayed multiple times on Illinois corn fields overseen by Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc., a subsidiary of the agribusiness giant Corteva Inc.

One afternoon that July, the workers had filed out onto the last field they were supposed to be pruning, according to the complaint. PHI had hired them to remove a pollen-bearing tassel from the head...

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