State Seeks to Stop SW Minnesota Meat Company From Illegal Employing Kids

Published On: March 17th, 20230.5 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

(Madelia, MN) —   The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is asking the courts to stop a meat processing company in southwest Minnesota from illegally employing children.  D-L-I officials are seeking a temporary restraining order and injunction against Tony Downs Food Company in Madelia while it investigates the company’s labor practices.  Investigators found that Tony Downs employs at least eight children ages 14 to 17 and additional employees who were hired to work there when they were under 18.  Some performed hazardous operations such as operating meat grinders and forklifts during overnight shifts.

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