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Midwest Meat Plant Cleaning Service Fined $1.5M for Hiring Minors

23 Mar 2023 8:13 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

Midwest Meat Plant Cleaning Service Fined $1.5M for Hiring Minors

One of the country’s largest cleaning services for food processing companies employed more than 100 children in dangerous jobs at 13 meatpacking plants across the country, the U.S. Department of Labor said in early March as it announced over $1.5 million in civil penalties.

A boy in safety helmet with earphone in his ear. Young engineer concept.

The investigation into Packers Sanitation Services Inc., or PSSI, began last summer. Department officials searched three meatpacking plants owned by JBS USA and Turkey Valley Farms in Nebraska and Minnesota, and found 31 underage workers as young as 13. They also searched PSSI’s headquarters in Kieler, Wisconsin. Underage workers were found at plants in eight states.

More at source: Insurance Journal

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