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WorkSafeBC approved poultry plant’s COVID-19 plan as outbreak began

Conflicting assessments revealed in government documents.


March 30, 2021
By NEWS 1130

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On April 23, 2020, the Fraser Health Authority forced a Coquitlam, B.C., poultry plant to close, citing a COVID-19 outbreak among its workers and an inadequate coronavirus safety plan.

Two days earlier, WorkSafeBC – seemingly unaware the workforce had been exposed to the virus – had inspected Superior Poultry Processors and found no fault with its pandemic protocols.

The conflicting assessments are revealed in documents obtained by media via freedom-of-information requests.

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