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Pig Squeals Deafen Farm Worker

This time, the pig farm jokes won’t be about the smell. A French judge has ordered a pig farm to pay damages to a worker who was partially deafened by the incessant squeals of the pigs. Serge Personeni worked at the farm from 2001 to 2008 and was responsible for caring for 4,000 pigs. The judge, in the town of Lons-le-Saunier near the border with Switzerland, said the farm made an “inexcusable error” by failing to protect Personeni from the hazard to his hearing. The amount they have to pay will be determined later after he is seen by a doctor.