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Employee Falls Into Meat Grinder At Pennsylvania Meat Processing Plant

Employee Falls Into Meat Grinder At Pennsylvania Meat Processing Plant

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A worker at a Pennsylvania processing plant died after falling into a meat grinder Monday, according to WNEP.

“This was a horrible accident,” Lycoming County Coroner Charles E. Kiessling Jr. told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette.

The coroner said the 35-year-old female fell into the machinery around 11:30 a.m. at the Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy Township

It’s not clear what may have caused her to fall, but Kiessling told the paper that she was standing on a stair set with wheels and “was perhaps reaching for something in the grinder, which was about 6 feet off the ground.”

Another employee at the plant reportedly found the victim, whose name is not being released until family members have been notified.

The Occupational Safety and Health Association is investigating the woman’s death.

 

Source:  WGN

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