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Fatal industrial accident at Nalley Valley Goodwill

Post by News Tribune Staff on April 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm with No Comments »
April 15, 2008 3:25 pm

A person was killed just before 11:30 a.m. at the Goodwill Operations Center in Tacoma’s Nalley Valley, Tacoma police said.

Update: Talked to the Tacoma Fire Department, who said they found a man inside a trash compactor on the loading dock of the business. He was transported to a hospital trauma center.

Goodwill spokesman Matthew Erlich said the machine was not a compactor, but one that lifted large cardboard boxes.

Elaine Fischer, a spokeswoman with the Department of Labor and Industries, said they had opened an investigation.

Update: The dead man’s name is Nicholas Miller, his grandmother said. He was in his mid 20s and had worked at the Goodwill for several years.

Goodwill said Miller was 27.

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