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November 3, 1988
Questioning the commitment to safety at the John Morrell & Co. meatpacking operations, more than 100 members of Congress asked the chairman of the company that owns Morrell to spell out what safety improvements were planned its Sioux Falls, S.D., plant. Morrell was fined $4.3 million last week by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for conditions at that plant. It was the largest fine against a single employer in OSHA's 17-year history. Morrell is owned by American Financial Corp.
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March 21, 1990 | FRANK SWOBODA, THE WASHINGTON POST
John Morrell & Co., one of the nation's largest meatpacking companies, has reached a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that is expected to serve as an industry model for treating repetitive-motion injuries, sources said Tuesday. Under the agreement, which is scheduled to be announced today, Morrell will pay a fine of $990,000 and will make a $250,000 grant to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. A year ago the company was fined $4.
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March 21, 1990 | FRANK SWOBODA, THE WASHINGTON POST
John Morrell & Co., one of the nation's largest meatpacking companies, has reached a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that is expected to serve as an industry model for treating repetitive-motion injuries, sources said Tuesday. Under the agreement, which is scheduled to be announced today, Morrell will pay a fine of $990,000 and will make a $250,000 grant to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. A year ago the company was fined $4.
NEWS
November 3, 1988
Questioning the commitment to safety at the John Morrell & Co. meatpacking operations, more than 100 members of Congress asked the chairman of the company that owns Morrell to spell out what safety improvements were planned its Sioux Falls, S.D., plant. Morrell was fined $4.3 million last week by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for conditions at that plant. It was the largest fine against a single employer in OSHA's 17-year history. Morrell is owned by American Financial Corp.
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October 29, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined John Morrell & Co. $4.3 million Friday for "willfully ignoring a crippling illness" that struck more than 40% of the employees in its Sioux Falls, S. D., meatpacking plant. The fine, the largest in OSHA's 17-year history, came after a long investigation of worker complaints.
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November 21, 1985 | Associated Press
Workers at the John Morrell & Co. meatpacking plant ratified a three-year contract Wednesday that ends an 81-day strike by 2,700 workers. The pact provides an immediate base wage of $9 an hour, with 25-cent increments to push the base wage to $9.75 when the contract expires in 1988, company officials said.
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May 7, 1987 | United Press International
Gov. George S. Mickelson met with union officials and representatives of the John Morrell & Co. meatpacking plant Wednesday, in an effort to end a sympathy strike that has been marred by violence. About 1,000 strikers Wednesday converged on the plant, which is the state's largest employer. They hurled rocks and shouted "Scab!" at workers who crossed the picket line, authorities said.
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September 4, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Meatpacker John Morrell & Co. faces a fine of $345,125 under the 1986 immigration reform law for allegedly hiring illegal aliens and failing to verify that employees were eligible to work, the government said today. The Immigration and Naturalization Service said the proposed fine was one of the largest against any employer since the law was passed. The fines were levied against Morrell operations in Sioux City, Iowa, and Arkansas City, Kan.
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October 30, 1988 | Associated Press
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration Friday fined John Morrell & Co. $4.33 million, the largest fine ever against a single employer, for what the agency said were hundreds of "willful safety and health violations" at the meatpacker's Sioux Falls, S.D., plant. OSHA said Morrell knew as early as 1984 that working conditions at the plant were causing "serious and sometimes disabling cumulative trauma injuries" but did nothing to change those conditions.
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October 29, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined John Morrell & Co. $4.3 million Friday for "willfully ignoring a crippling illness" that struck more than 40% of the employees in its Sioux Falls, S. D., meatpacking plant. The fine, the largest in OSHA's 17-year history, came after a long investigation of worker complaints.
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October 28, 1988 | Associated Press
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today fined John Morrell & Co. $4.33 million, the largest fine ever against a single employer, for what the agency said were hundreds of "willful safety and health violations" at the meatpacker's Sioux Falls, S.D., plant. OSHA said Morrell knew as early as 1984 that working conditions at the plant were causing "serious and sometimes disabling cumulative trauma injuries" but did nothing to change those conditions.
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