Pilgrim's reaches $2.5M settlement in plant fatality
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MT. PLEASANT, Texas – Pilgrim's Pride Corp. agreed on a $2.5 million settlement for a workplace fatality that occurred in 2011 at the company's processing and prepared foods facility in Mt. Pleasant, Texas.
Jimmy Bynum, a 25-year employee at Pilgrim's, was run over and pinned beneath a truck's tires as it backed up. He was flown to a hospital in Tyler, Texas where he later died.
Pilgrim’s is a subsidiary of São Paulo, Brazil-based JBS SA.