Raisin factory worker killed after her clothes get caught on machine

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The 33- year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

January 25, 2020, 2: 20 PM

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A female operating in a main California raisin processing center was killed Friday when her clothing got snagged on a device, authorities said.

Yaneth Lopez Valladares, 33, was recognized as the victim in the mishap at Del Ray Packaging Business in Sanger, according to a declaration from the Fresno County Constable’s Office.

Valladares “was working on a Stem Grading Line when [her] clothing got captured on a shaft to a cylinder that separates raisin bunches, causing the employee to strike their head,” stated a statement launched by the California Department of Occupational Security and Health.

2 nearby coworkers saw that she was caught and instantly powered down the devices and called 911, the sheriff’s workplace said.

First responders got to the scene, where Valladares was noticable dead.

Some workers left the facility in tears, and Valladares’ employer informed press reporters that his heart heads out to her friends and family, according to ABC Fresno station KFSN

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It was Valladares’ second year working at the facility.

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health will take over the investigation.



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