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Unformatted text preview: cumulative trauma injuries at the Dakota City plant. After the company introduced a new safety program there, the fines were reduced to
$975,000 — a sum that might have appeared large at the time, yet represented about one one-hundredth of a percent of IBP’s annual
Three years after the OSHA fines, a worker named Kevin Wilson injured his back at an IBP slaughterhouse in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Wilson
went to see Diane Arndt, a nurse at the plant, who sent him to a doctor selected by the company. Wilson’s injury was not serious, the doctor
said, later assigning him to light duty at the plant. Wilson sought a second opinion; the new doctor said that he had a disk injury that
required a period of absence from work. When Wilson stopped reporting for light duty, IBP’s corporate security department began to conduct
surveillance of his house. Eleven days after Wilson’s new doctor told IBP that back surgery might be required, Diane Arndt called the doctor
and said that IBP had obtained a videotape of Wilson engaging in st...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course MGMT 120 taught by Professor Litt during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
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