By: Smart Olawale
Gebbers farm was fined for disregarding the COVID-19 safety measure despite losing two workers to the virus.
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.
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”.
Smart Olawale is a Journalist (writing for HSENations), Marketing & Communication Enthusiast, Digital Marketer, Speaker and Educationist.
He holds a B.Sc Degree in Mass Communication from the prestigious Olabisi Onabanjo University.
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