California’s Largest Recycler Charged in Death of Employee at Rancho Cucamonga Recycling Center

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RePlanet LLC was charged with two felony counts on Friday in the death of one of its employees in Rancho Cucamonga, according to the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office.

A Google Maps image shows the rePlanet recycling facility in Rancho Cucamonga.

A Google Maps image shows the rePlanet recycling facility in Rancho Cucamonga.

The company is charged with violating worker safety rules in a criminal complaint.

Salvador Garcia, 61, a truck driver for rePlanet, was killed by a 35,000-pound earth mover at the company’s Rancho Cucamonga facility in August 2013.

“We believe very strongly in the law that requires employers to provide a safe and healthful place of employment,” said Lead Deputy District Attorney Douglas Poston, who will be prosecuting the case.

The arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 18 in Rancho Cucamonga.

RePlanet faces a fine of $1.5 million if convicted.