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Mayfield Consumer Products spokesman Bob Ferguson, who works for a public relations firm, denied that employees were stuck at the plant or face discipline, according to the Associated Press.(Credit: Brittney Meredith-Miller) Mayfield Consumer Products spokesman Bob Ferguson, who works for a public relations firm, denied that employees were stuck at the plant or face discipline, according to the Associated Press.(Credit: Brittney Meredith-Miller)

Elijah Johnson, 20, was working the night shift at a Kentucky candle factory when the tornado hit on Dec. 11, 2021.  He was among the employees that filed the lawsuit alleging the candle company required them to continue working or face discipline despite the warnings of dangerous weather approaching.

The outbreak of tornadoes across five states was estimated to have caused at least $3.7 billion in damage.

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