Factory workers told they would be sacked if they left before tornado, employees claim

Workers at a candle factory in Kentucky said they were told they would be sacked if they left their shifts early due to an approaching tornado – which later destroyed the building and killed at least eight people there.

Mayfield Consumer Products, which makes scented candles, was levelled on Friday during a surge of tornadoes that has claimed the lives of at least 88 people – including 74 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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