American Apparel Employee Crushed to Death on the Job

From Huffington Post: In Anaheim, American Apparel employee Tuan Phan was crushed to death by a knitting machine on the job last Friday. According to reports, “Phan was attempting to remove a jammed roll of fabric from the circular knitting machine. He walked into the cage of the machine when the equipment suddenly turned on, crushing Phan. A co-worker found him unconscious and dialed 911.” This is not the first time that an accident has occurred with this type of machine, and it is also not the first sign of trouble for American Apparel. In the past year, founder Dov Charney has been slapped with several lawsuits regarding sexual harassment. The company was previously lauded for “immigrant friendly” practices, but it seems this has fallen by the wayside now that the company is in financial upheaval.

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