Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Texas Man Shoves Pieces of a Saw into Beef at Tyson Plant

We all are going to have a bad day at work from time to time. That's inevitable. Perhaps you occasionally mutter an unpleasant thought about your co-worker under your breath during a particularly long and frustrating meeting. Maybe you tell your boss that you have to rush out early for a family emergency when really you just needed to get out of that office. In a worst-case scenario, you might blame your workplace nemesis for an accounting error that may have, in reality, been your fault. I don't imagine that most of you ever consider inserting saw blades into food products as a way of venting your anger at work. But, if you did, you would not be alone.

Twenty-year-old Nwee Lah of Amarillo allegedly broke a saw blade into four pieces and poked the sharp remnants of the tool into beef as he worked on the production line at Tyson Foods. A co-worker saw the dangerous incident take place and reported Lah to management. Perhaps this goes without saying, but Lah is no longer employed with Tyson Foods.

Obviously, Nwee Lah's actions could have had horrible consequences if not noticed by an observant employee, whether that was Lah's intention or not. Consumers have been assured that the incident was an isolated one and there is no need for a recall of any Tyson products.

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for problems at the workplace to become legal issues. If you have faced personal injury due to the poor decision made by an employee or if your business is facing litigation due to the actions of one of your workers, we can help. Please contact the offices of Bertolino LLP in Austin, Houston, or San Antonio and let's discuss your case today.

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