Pilgrim’s Pride Settles for $2.5 Million Following Workplace Fatality

In July 2011, James Bynum, a longtime employee at Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., was fatally injured when he as run over and pinned beneath a truck at work. Attorneys have negotiated a $2.5 million settlement in connection to this fatality. Bynum’s death occurred around 1 a.m. on July 27, 2011 at the Protein Conversion Plant of the Mount Pleasant, Texas, facility. He had been working near a shuttle truck on a loading dock when he was struck and subsequently pinned beneath the truck. According to Dallas personal injury attorneys of Grossman Law Offices, Bynum survived for several hours and suffered “immense pain” before his death. “Being in the personal injury business […]

Busted! Overheard at Safety 2013

Let it be known that many writers are basically big snoops. We eavesdrop on juicy conversations we overhear in public, and some of us aren’t above writing those conversations down. Earlier this week at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Safety 2013 conference in Las Vegas, I overheard a few interesting snippets of conversations – and I’m not talking about the guy strolling through a casino telling his friend that his life “was going OK, but I might be getting a divorce.” Instead, I heard a few disturbing admissions about a safety topic near and dear to me: distracted driving. The first came from a certified safety professional who […]