Factory where workers ‘were told they would be sacked if they left during tornado’ to be investigated

A candle factory where eight people were killed in a catastrophic tornado will be investigated by the state of Kentucky – after employees said they were threatened with losing their jobs if they left the building.

The investigation was announced as President Joe Biden headed to the state to survey the damage and offer federal support to the victims of a series of a devastating tornadoes that left 88 people dead in the region – with 12 children among the 74 who died in Kentucky.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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