Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, Joseph McGowin, and Claire Traver are currently representing workers who contracted COVID-19 at a Cactus, Texas meatpacking plant. Despite knowing of the dangers of the coronavirus outbreak, our client’s employer failed to implement basic safety precautions to protect plant workers. The resulting COVID-19 outbreak placed plant workers and the surrounding community at unnecessary risk.
As COVID-19 cases exploded around Texas meatpacking plants, we covered how the pandemic was hitting the small community of Cactus, Texas especially hard. Despite having a small population, the area was having new coronavirus cases identified at a rate that was 13 times higher than the most populous counties in the state. Across the United States, meatpacking companies have used the threat of a food shortage to keep workers coming into their facilities. Meanwhile, their employees are facing some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country. This is unacceptable—no worker should have to choose between facing exposure to a dangerous virus or losing their livelihood.
Arnold & Itkin’s meatpacking COVID-19 attorneys will fight to hold this company accountable for placing workers at danger during a global emergency. Our nation relies on workers such as the clients we are representing, and we’ll work to get the justice that they deserve.
Our team filed this case in Moore County, Texas.