N.Y. plant worker killed when pallets of sauce fall on her

RP news wires
Tags: workplace safety

According to an Associated Press report, police say two pallets loaded with bottles of vodka sauce have fallen onto a worker at a New York packing plant, killing her.

Suffolk County homicide detectives are investigating the death of Yolanda Gonzalez at L&S Packing in East Farmingdale, about 25 miles east of New York City.

Police say the Lake Ronkonkoma woman was labeling canned tomatoes Tuesday evening, June 1, when the nearby pallets toppled over.

Co-workers tried to help the 39-year-old shipping manager by removing the debris, but she died at the scene.

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified. 

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