Industry: The Job Was Murder

The Job Was Murder

It was a trial without precedent: three corporate officials accused of murder after one of their employees died as a result of hazardous conditions in the plant where he worked. Last week Illinois Judge Ronald J.P. Banks issued the stunning landmark verdict: the executives and the now defunct Film Recovery Systems Inc. were found guilty in the 1983 death of Stefan Golab by cyanide poisoning.

Golab, 61, died at the FRS plant in Elk Grove Village, Ill., ten minutes after collapsing near a vat of cyanide, which is used to help recover silver from exposed photographic film. Other FRS workers testified...

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