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Child cleaning Northern Iowa hog confinement found dead inside facility


This news story was published on April 21, 2021.
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SWEA CITY – A child cleaning a Northern Iowa hog confinement was found dead inside the facility.

On April 19, 2021 at about 9:10 PM, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office and Swea City Ambulance were dispatched to 407 390th Street, rural Swea City, for a person found unconscious at a hog-site building. Upon arrival a female was transported to the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona by the Swea City Ambulance with assistance from Algona EMS. It was reported that the female had been assisting in the cleaning and power washing of the facility and was found lying on the floor by another person that was also working in the area.

The patient was pronounced dead at Kossuth Regional Health Center and deputies had contacted the Kossuth County Medical Examiner to assist in the investigation. The Iowa Medical Examiners Office in Ankeny, Iowa will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The victim has been identified as 17-year-old Victoria Marie Parra Lerdo of Rockwell City, Iowa.

An ongoing investigation will continue until cause of death is determined by the Iowa Medical Examiners Office.

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7 Responses to Child cleaning Northern Iowa hog confinement found dead inside facility

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 24, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Exhaust fan was probably off.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 23, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    This teen was 17 years old, not a child. And was making money to do this. The fault is on the the employer for the conditions that led to her death.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 23, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      Her mother owns the company that was cleaning the facility.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        April 24, 2021 at 8:44 am

        Maybe she needs a little better management practices

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 24, 2021 at 5:13 pm

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      noun: child; plural noun: children

      a young human being below the age of puberty or below the legal age of majority.( This is generally 18)

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 23, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Previous OPEN BORDERS and today’s continued open borders killed this girl.
    Yes your Easter ham would cost more but a US citizen would be able to compete for these jobs. Today most of these jobs are done through slave labor.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      April 23, 2021 at 11:03 pm

      Wake up. You are still dreaming.or is that your nightmare? poor little snowflake.