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Woman Killed After Falling into Industrial Mixer

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

A woman in Salt Lake City has been killed after she fell into an industrial mixer at a grocery store.

Details about the Industrial Mixer Accident

According to CBS News, a woman was killed when she was pulled into an industrial mixer at a grocery store just outside Salt Lake City.

Police report that Carmen “Jackie” Lindhart was working at a bakery mixer at the Reams Food store in Sandy, Utah, when she was somehow pulled into the industrial mixer on Wednesday.

Apparently, a co-worker at the bakery had heard her screaming and rushed to the machine in order to shut it off, but the augers of the machine didn’t immediately power down, according to police who responded to the scene of the accident.

The accident happened at around 10 a.m., and the woman died at the scene from her injuries.

Sandy Police Sergeant Dean Carriger told the CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City that it doesn’t appear that there was any foul play or other criminal element to the death.

Local police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are currently investigating the accident.

OSHA Investigations in the United States

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration:

  • In 1970, there were an average of 38 worker deaths per day in the United States. In 2014, the average worker deaths in the United States dropped to 13 per day.
  • In 2014, there were 4,679 workers that were killed on the job, an average of about 90 workers per week.
  • Even though US employment has almost doubled since 1970, the injury and illness rate among workers has dropped by 67 percent. 

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