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Workers sue tornado-hit Kentucky candle factory, say they were forced to stay

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By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) -Workers at a Kentucky candle factory that was destroyed by a tornado last week have filed a lawsuit claiming supervisors threatened to fire employees who left work as the storm approached. The proposed class-action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Kentucky state court claims Mayfield Consumer Products barred 110 workers from leaving the premises even though it had more than three hours’ notice before the tornado touched down. Elijah Johnson, 20, says in the lawsuit that the company showed flagrant indifference toward workers’ safety by forcing them to remain on the job …

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