Alabama company charged with violations in worker’s death

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say an Alabama company is charged with willfully violating federal safety rules in the death of a worker who was pulled into a machine and killed.

Court records show ABC Polymer Industries of Helena was accused of two misdemeanor counts in the 2017 death of Catalina Estillado.

Authorities allege the company operated a production machine without required safety guards, and she was pulled into spinning rollers and fatally injured.

State court records show a Shelby County judge in June awarded $3 million to Estillado’s husband in a lawsuit.

A company attorney didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment Monday. But the company is appealing the state court judgment.

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8/15/2022 1:42:36 PM (GMT -5:00)

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