State regulators have fined the Goodwill charity in Sacramento more than $100,000 after an employee was crushed to death on a loading dock.
The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that Cal-OSHA issued safety citations following the death at its Franklin Boulevard store. Goodwill denies responsibility and is appealing.
Twenty-six-year-old Abraham Gaza was killed last September when his head was crushed between a metal bin and a trash compactor.
Cal-OSHA found that Goodwill failed to correct unsafe conditions, failed to train workers using dangerous equipment and had no written procedures for safely operating the equipment.
Dave Goudie, a former employee who saw the accident, says he wrote to his superiors a month earlier warning about lack of training and unsafe conditions.
He was fired after the accident.