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12:08 pm
Mon September 28, 2009

UPDATE: Dryer Death

Tulsa, OK – Attorneys want judge to unseal evidence

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The widow of a Cintas Corp. worker who fell into an industrial dryer and died in 2007 wants a federal judge to unseal for public viewing "more than 90 percent" of the evidence in her lawsuit against the nation's largest uniform supplier.

Amalia Diaz Torres claims in a motion filed last week in Tulsa federal court that attorneys for Cincinnati-based Cintas are abusing the court's protective order by marking much of the case evidence as "confidential," forcing the documents to be redacted, or blacked out.

Both sides agreed to a protective order when the case began.

Torres sued Cintas in 2007, claiming the company's plant managers knew about the dangerous working conditions that led to the death of her husband, Eleazar Torres-Gomez.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.