American Apparel Employee Killed by Knitting Machine

A 49-year-old man employed at an American Apparel factory in Garden Grove, California, was "crushed by a circular knitting machine," according to a report on the Orange County coroner's website.

Emergency workers responded Friday to a call placed at 2:39 p.m. saying a person was "stuck in a machine." The victim, Tuan Phan — a circular knitting machine operator — was taken to the West Anaheim Medical Center, but was declared dead at 3:12 p.m, less than 30 minutes after the accident had occurred. [ocregister, photo via americanapparel.net]