Fort Worth recycling center worker crushed to death by one-ton bale of recycled material

A worker at a waste and recycling center in northeast Fort Worth died early Thursday after she was crushed by a stack of recycled material.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 31-year-old Renisha Mitchell, of Fort Worth. Mitchell worked for Republic Services waste and recycling services.

According to police, Mitchell was killed just after 2 a.m. after being crushed by a one ton bale of recycled material.

Three bales of material were reportedly stacked on top of each other, causing them to become unstable.

Two of the bales fell, and one landed on Mitchell.