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Farm Company Asked to Pay Over $2 Million For Violating COVID-19 Protocol

By: Smart Olawale
Gebbers farm was fined for disregarding the COVID-19 safety measure despite losing two workers to the virus.

Farm Company Asked to Pay Over $2 Million For Violating COVID-19 Protocol

One of the leading growers of Apple and Cherries in the United State of America, Gebbers farm was fined for disregarding the COVID-19 safety measure despite losing two workers to the virus.

According to the report, the state Department of Labor & Industries started investigating the Washington-based company after receiving a complaint from one of the workers of the farm.

The worker alleged that the company, after finding out about the death of a worker who had contracted COVID-19, failed to take actions by not decongesting cabins and testing workers.

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Upon investigation by the state authorities, they confirmed that two of the company workers—A-37-year-old Mexican and 63 years old Jamaican died as a result of COVID-19.

The agency, who claimed they repeatedly warned the company to comply with the protocol, slammed a $2,038,200 fine on Gebbers Farms accusing them of 24 “egregious willful violations for unsafe sleeping arrangements and unsafe workers’ transportation”.

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