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Government Attorneys negotiate $2.5M settlement in Pilgrim’s Pride workplace death

Attorneys negotiate $2.5M settlement in Pilgrim’s Pride workplace death

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Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

A. Lee Graham Reporter   Attorneys at Grossman Law Offices PC in Dallas have settled a dispute with Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. for $2.5 million following the 2011 death of employee James Bynum at Pilgrim’s Pride’s Mount Pleasant location east of Dallas. The dispute arose when a truck backed up, pinning Bynum at the protein conversion plant of the Mount Pleasant location. The accident occurred on July 27, 2011 when Bynum was working near a shuttle truck on a loading dock and was struck, and subsequently pinned beneath the truck. “Settling for a total of $2.5 million is an excellent figure for our clients, and commensurate with what they and the victim went through. Not only is litigation expensive, but it also delays our clients’ recovery,” said attorney Michael Grossman in a news release.   lgraham@bizpress.net

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