Bulldozer Kills San Leandro Recycling Plant Worker

SAN LEANDRO (CBS/AP) — An employee has been crushed to death by a bulldozer at a recycling plant in San Leandro.

66-year-old Evangelina Macias was directing traffic at the Waste Management Inc. plant in San Leandro Monday afternoon when the bulldozer ran over her legs and hips. She died at a hospital.

Plant spokeswoman Karen Stern said Macias worked at the plant for nearly 13 years. She was directing people to drop-off areas and was wearing a bright yellow vest and hardhat when she was struck.

The bulldozer operator is a 22-year employee. Stern said he was distraught and has been placed on paid leave.

The accident is under investigation by state safety officials.

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