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Old 05-12-2019, 11:30 AM
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Dude talk about a bad day! OSHA is going to be deep in their *** now.

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A Pennsylvania woman died on Monday after falling into a meat grinder at a foodprocessing company.

The woman, an employee at the Economy Locker Storage Company in northern Pennsylvania, was found dead on Monday morning by a coworker who said they responded after hearing strange noises coming from the commercial machine, authorities said Tuesday.

Witnesses said firefighters spent about 45 minutes disassembling the large machine in an effort to recover the woman’s remains. She was 35 years old.

Lycoming County coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. confirmed the woman's death in a phone interview with ABC News late Tuesday. He said the victim may have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs prior to the fatal accident.



"This is just a tragedy," Kiessling said. "She died inside the moving parts of the machine.

"We talked to the person who found her. He said he heard a noise and went to check on her and found her in the machine. He put the power down and called 911," he added.

He said there weren't any witnesses around to offer details on how she may have ended up in the machine.

"I don't know if she got caught with the moving parts and they pulled her in, or if she just slipped and fell," Kiessling said, "I don't know and there's no way of determining that."

The Economy Locker Storage Company, which specializes in the sale of meat, has been in business since the early 1900s, according to its website. The company did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration -- a division of the U.S. Department of Labor -- told ABC affiliate WNEP that it was investigating the woman's death.

"My heart goes out to everyone who is affected by this," the victim's neighbor told WNEP. "Everyone is shaken and thinks that this is a tragedy that something like this had to happen to such a young lady."
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:33 AM
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Sounds like maybe they didn't have enough protection to keep it from happening.
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Sounds like maybe they didn't have enough protection to keep it from happening.
Astute observation. I'm inclined to agree
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:44 AM
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So sad to read that, unbelievable to think such thing is possible in 2019 !
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I can't imagine that their were never any safe guards in place to prevent such an incident, sounds more like any safe guards were not used, i.e. removed for some reason.
In any case, that news site is about as annoying as one can get. What gives with the champagne bubbles, hand actions, and melodic tone . . .
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Sounds like maybe they didn't have enough protection to keep it from happening.
I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. People don't just fall into meat grinders. My experience with bad industrial accidents is that people will go to absurd lengths to defeat safety systems, if they thing their way is a little easier. It's a horrible thing when something like this happens, but I'd bet there is a lot more to this story than just inadequate safety equipment.
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Whatever the ultimate cause of the accident may be, what a horrible way to die. Prayers for the family left behind and may she RIP.
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I got the impression that the processing plant was quite old, you know, "the good old days and the good old ways." Never should have happened. "A stairs on wheels?" Yep. Been doin' it that way fer sixty years about, I reckon.

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Not a great way to die thats for sure.

When they threw Jimmy Hoffas body into the meal maker I would think they had already killed him.

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I think Season 18, ep. 15 of SNL has John Goodman doing a soylent green skit talking about directing sequel movies and finally admitting that Soylent Cow Pies was a complete failure
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There is a youtube of a meat grinder that ground up a male worker and pictures of the stopped machine with him ground up. I am not posting the link though.

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I see ground Chuck at the stores all the time.
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I see ground Chuck at the stores all the time.
Has Chuck been reported missing?
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hell of a way to go
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hell of a way to go
At least it's not a wood chipper
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Has Chuck been reported missing?
No he is a one armed butcher at the store.
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Worked with one of these for a few years. The one shown is less than half the size of the one I used. No such thing as safety guards but we'd turn it off to make adds or jerk fuses to clean it. It would probably chunk up a human pretty good but thankfully we never had to find out about that.

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