Child Labor Lawsuit includes four Minnesota teens

Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff
Photo by: WDAY Radio Staff

(St. Paul, MN) -- A child labor lawsuit against a cleaning subcontractor includes four Minnesota teens.

Investigators say Packers Sanitation Services hired at least 31 children to work at JBS plants in Worthington and Marshall, Minnesota, and Grand Island, Nebraska.

They say the teens worked overnight shifts at the slaughterhouses and meat processing facilities, using caustic chemicals to clean heavy machinery.

The U.S. Department of Labor has requested a temporary restraining order and injunction against PSSI while they continue their investigation.