Los Angeles area food plant cited for failing to protect workers from virus

Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 17:49:24-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California’s workplace safety regulator has cited a frozen food manufacturer and its temporary employment agency for failing to protect hundreds of employees from the coronavirus at two Los Angeles area plants.

California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations this month to Overhill Farms and Jobsource North America and proposed over $200,000 in penalties for each company.

The companies could not be immediately reached for comment.

Officials say the employers did not take steps to keep workers the required six feet away from each other to prevent the spread of the virus.