It was exactly the kind of tragedy that David Goudie had warned the bosses about.

At the end of September last year, 26-year-old Abraham Garza was killed when his head was crushed as he checked the alignment between a heavy steel bin and a trash compactor at the Goodwill store on Franklin Boulevard in South Sacramento, California.

But Goodwill management didn't take responsibility for the tragedy. Instead, they fired Goudie, banning him from the premises when he reported to work 10 days after the incident.

Goudie, who had been working as a waste management driver for Goodwill, warned bosses weeks before Garza's death about unsafe conditions specifically related to trash compactor hazards.

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