Smurfit-Stone Recycling issued two citations by Washington Dept. of Labor & Industries, fined US$63,000 for bailing machine accident, worker's death in April at Renton, Washington, plant

RENTON, Washington , October 19, 2011 (press release) – The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has fined a Renton recycling plant nearly $63,000 after a woman was killed in an April baling machine accident.

The woman, in her 20s, was killed after trying to clear a large amount of plastic that had jammed a baling machine at Smurfit-Stone Recycling. The worker had shut off the machine and climbed into the baler to clear the plastic caught in a chute. The material fell on her. She was eventually freed but died as a result of her injuries.

Labor & Industries issued two citations against the company.

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