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FILE - In this May 20, 2020, file photo, residents cheer and hold thank you signs to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they begin their shift in Sioux Falls, S.D. Federal regulators said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, they have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus at the company's Sioux Falls plant, an early hot spot for virus infections that hobbled American meatpacking plants. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves, File)

Smithfield Foods pork plant faces OSHA fine from outbreak

Sep. 10, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federal regulators said Thursday they have cited Smithfield Foods for failing to protect employees from exposure to the coronavirus at the company’s Sioux Falls plant, an early hot spot for virus infections that hobbled American meatpacking plants. The Occupational Safety...

2 workers die from injuries in Mississippi plant explosion

Aug. 15, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

BYRAM, Miss. (AP) — Two workers severely injured in an explosion at a Mississippi processing plant have died, authorities confirmed. The explosion happened Monday at the DAR PRO Solutions plant at the Greater Jackson Industrial Park near Byram. William Jackson, 51, of Vicksburg, and Terrence Fortenberry,...