On Wednesday, the family of a woman who died in a “unbelievably horrible” sewing machine assembly line in the Dallas suburb of Woodstock filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
The lawsuit filed in federal court by attorney Laura A. McLeod-Brown said the company “failed to warn and provide adequate and timely medical and safety training for its employees and failed to provide adequate supervision of its employees.”
McLeod-Bailey said in the lawsuit that in September of last year, the day she died, a woman came to the facility and was told that she was being transferred to a “special lockstitching unit.”
She said that was not true, and that she later saw her body being “tortured” by the “unspeakable” work.
In court documents, McLeod Brown said the workers told her that the unit was a “safe” unit, that it was only used for locksticks, and the company was in the process of buying a new lockstitched unit.
“This facility is dangerous, and we are appalled by the death of Laura A McLeod,” McLeod Browne said in a statement.
“Our family would like to publicly thank the Woodstock Police Department for their ongoing and tireless efforts in apprehending the perpetrators of this horrific crime.”
The family of McLeod McLeod, 59, said in court documents that she worked at the facility for about 10 years, and she was killed because of her union.
She was one of more than 400 workers who were employed by the company at the time.
McLeod McNeil was a member of the United Stitching Association, which is a union that represents the locksmiths and locksmith shops.
She worked at a woodworking shop in Woodstock, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The company is currently facing criminal charges in the death, according the Dallas District Attorney’s Office.