Man Dies In Accident At General Mills Plant In California

A man died in a tragic industrial accident at a General Mills plant in California where he worked, according to  The employee—whose name was withheld—died at the plant in Lodi on October 13.

According to police reports, the man attempted to stop a moving rail car using the brake, but the car continued to roll and pinned the man underneath.  He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.  General Mills released a statement through spokeswoman Shelia Klee.

“Sadly, we can confirm an accident today at our Lodi facility that resulted in the death of one of our employees,” said Klee.  “An investigation is underway, but we have no further details to share at this time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our employee…and with his many friends and co-workers in the community.”

Do you think this was an instance of negligence and premises liability on General Mills’ end? Or is it too soon to jump to any conclusions before the investigation is wrapped up?

Bonnici Law Group—San Diego wrongful death attorney.

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