May 9, 2021
Judge Rejects Workers’ Suit Claiming ‘Imminent Danger’ From COVID-19
A federal district court judge has dismissed a suit filed by Pennsylvania meat-packing plant workers that aimed to force OSHA to take action against their employer for inadequate protections against COVID-19, finding the OSH Act does not allow such suits unless an inspector makes a formal finding of “imminent danger” at the site. In a March 30 decision , Judge Malachy E. Mannion of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania agrees with OSHA’s request to dismiss...
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