Man Files Lawsuit Over Slaughterhouse Sickness


A man has filed a lawsuit against Hormel Foods Corp and Quality Pork Processors Inc after alleging that he became sick whilst working in a slaughterhouse with a machine that was used to extract brains from pigs. He alleges that several other employees also became sick with mystery illnesses of a neurological nature.
The lawsuit was filed in Mower County District Court, and the plaintiff is seeking fifty thousand dollars from each of the defendants in the case. However, last month the plaintiff, Dale Kinney, and his attorney were asked by the courts, following a request from Hormel, to be more specific about his claims of injury because they were too vague.

Lawyers for Hormel wrote: “Absent a more definitive statement explaining the grounds on which Plaintiff’s claims allegedly rest, Hormel cannot reasonably be required to frame a responsive pleading denying or admitting plaintiff’s allegations.”

According to reports around eighteen people working at Quality Pork’s Austin plant have been struck down with illness, and many have gone on to file worker’s compensation claims. Some officials have said that the illness may have been due to exposure to pig brain tissue that was turned into a fine mist during the process.


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