- A 35-year-old woman died after falling into an industrial meat grinder at a factory in northern Pennsylvania.
- Jill Greninger’s body was found after another employee heard strange noises coming from the machine.
- Firefighters took 45 minutes to disassemble the grinder and retrieve her remains.
- Police said there were no witnesses to the accident.
A 35-year-old woman died after falling into a meat grinder at a food processing factory in northern Pennsylvania on Monday.
Jill Greninger’s body was found by an employee who heard strange noises coming from the industrial machine, ABC News reported.
Charles Kiessling Jr., the coroner of Lycoming County, said it is unclear how exactly the accident at the Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy, Pennsylvania happened.
“This is just a tragedy,” Kiessling told ABC. “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.
Firefighters took about 45 minutes to disassemble the industrial grinder and recover Greninger’s remains, witnesses told ABC.
Kiessling said Greninger might have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs before she fell into the industrial grinder, according to ABC.
“I don’t know if she got caught with the moving parts and they pulled her in, or if she just slipped and fell,” he said. “I don’t know and there’s no way of determining that.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now investigating the death, it told Pennsylvania station WNEP.
In a Facebook tribute, the victim’s friend Erin Schaeffler said Greninger was “an amazing friend and person” who “touched so many lives.”
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