After pleading no contest to a charge of corporate criminal liability for the death of a distribution center employee, Macy’s is set to pay a fine of $950,000, according to the L.A. Times. The accident occurred in 2009 while 65-year-old Roy Polanco was operating a cardboard baling and compactor machine at the company’s distribution center in East Los Angeles and he fell into an unguarded portion. He was crushed and decapitated by the machine, which had been modified to continue without interruption. The fine was a settlement agreed to by the company and the district attorney’s office; additionally, district attorney’s office must approve the audits of the machinery of Macy’s California distribution centers and stores.
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