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At least 59,000 U.S. meat workers caught COVID. Nearly 300 of them — including several in Colorado — died.

By Josh Funk, The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb.— At least 59,000 meatpacking workers caught COVID-19 and 269 workers, including several in Colorado, died when the virus tore through the industry last year, which is significantly more than previously thought, according to a new U.S. House report released Wednesday. The meatpacking industry was one of the […]

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World’s largest meat producer JBS getting back online after cyberattack that stalled production lines in Greeley

By Dee-Ann Durbin and Frank Bajak, The Associated Press The world’s largest meat processing company has resumed most production after a weekend cyberattack, but experts say the vulnerabilities exposed by this attack and others are far from resolved. In a statement late Wednesday, the FBI attributed the attack on Brazil-based meat processor JBS SA to […]

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JBS ransomware attack disrupts meat production across the globe, including at Greeley plant

By Rod McGuirk and Dee-Ann Durbin, The Associated Press CANBERRA, Australia — A ransomware attack on the world’s largest meat processing company is disrupting production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline. JBS SA of Brazil notified the U.S. of a ransom demand from a criminal organization […]

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JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley shuts down so workers can get COVID-19 vaccine shots

GREELEY— A Colorado meatpacking plant that saw a deadly coronavirus outbreak last year suspended operations Friday so that workers could receive COVID-19 vaccines on-site. Workers at the JBS USA-owned plant received their shots in a temporary clinic set up in a hallway, The Greeley Tribune reported. More employees will be vaccinated Saturday in a partnership […]

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Workers at Greeley meatpacking plant where 500 were sickened by coronavirus will be vaccinated

By Josh Funk, The Associated Press Meatpacking workers across the country have started receiving coronavirus vaccines and thousands more will have a chance to get their shots this week, offering some peace of mind in an industry that was ravaged by COVID-19 a year ago. “There’s a level of relief to know they are finally […]

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“We’ll never do as much as he did”: Immigrant meatpacker in Greeley who died from coronavirus left legacy of compassion

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America GREELEY — Saul Sanchez came to the U.S. from Mexico hoping to save his youngest daughter’s life. What he found was a new life for his family, a boss who volunteered to pay for his daughter’s medical treatment – and a rural Colorado community he loved. He […]