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Friday, May 18, 2007
Workers give their accounts to UN envoy. Smithfield Packing in injury inquiryWorkers give their accounts to UN envoy. Smithfield Packing in injury inquiry
Nieto and a former co-worker testified to a United Nations envoy Wednesday about abuses they say they suffered at Smithfield Packing Co.'s plant in Tar Heel, N.C., about 85 miles southeast of Raleigh. It is the world's largest pork-processing plant. The women told Special Rapporteur Jorge Bustamante that they were hurt, denied health care they wanted, forced to continue working and, finally, forced out of the company. Both say they can no longer work.
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