Another needless solid waste fatality, this time in the recycling plant.  It’s interesting to note that an attorney is involved right from the start.  Typically, workers compensation is viewed as exclusive remedy.  A lawsuit would only be appropriate if they can demonstrate gross negligence or intent to harm.  Both are a very high bar to overcome.  However, if successful, this will be extremely costly for the operator.  In most industrial settings risk has been engineered away through better machine guarding and process controls, but proving adequate education and training to teach employees how to avoid risk is still necessary.

Daily News (2018, January 19. Young father dies after accidentally falling into tire shredder at recycling plant