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.READ MORE: Police Arrest Santa Rosa Man After Butane Explosion Rips Through Parking Lot
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.READ MORE: Concord Man Gets Year In Jail After Pleading Guilty To Soliciting Child For Sex
The accident is under investigation by state safety officials.
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