Woman killed by 1-ton bale at Texas recycling plant - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Woman killed by 1-ton bale at Texas recycling plant

(Source: KXXV) (Source: KXXV)

FORT WORTH, TX (KTVT/CNN) - Authorities say a bale of recycled materials crushed a woman to death at a Texas recycling plant.

Police responded to a call of an industrial accident at Republic Services in Fort Worth early Thursday morning.

They say 31-year-old Renisha Mitchell was working in a warehouse when the 2,000-pound bale fell on her.

According to investigators, a stack of bales became unstable which caused two bales to fall - one of them crushing the woman.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.

In a statement, Republic Services says it is fully cooperating with local authorities investigating the deadly accident.

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