A poultry worker was tragically killed in meat grinder in Russia. Picture: Obninsk Name
A poultry worker was tragically killed in meat grinder in Russia. Picture: Obninsk Name

Horror meat grinder accident kills woman

A poultry factory worker was killed after she was dragged into a giant meat grinding machine in Belousovo, Russia.

The unnamed woman was removing and stacking chicken carcasses from one conveyor to another, investigators said.

Her hand got trapped in the mechanism and then the rest of her body was pulled into the mincer.

RELATED: Man crushed to death by gate at work

Her body was pulled into the mincer after her hand got caught in the machine. Picture: Obninsk Name
Her body was pulled into the mincer after her hand got caught in the machine. Picture: Obninsk Name

A distressing video shows how she was sucked into the grinder.

"The employee died on the spot," the Russian Investigative Committee said.

She died from chest wounds, according to a preliminary report.

"It is difficult to imagine what she experienced before she died," said a local report in the town 115km southwest of Moscow.

"Employees of the plant who came running from her screams could no longer help her."

There were no protective shields on the machine. Picture: Obninsk Name
There were no protective shields on the machine. Picture: Obninsk Name

The case came to light as officials released findings of an investigation which found a slew of safety breaches due to alleged "negligence".

"There were no protective shields on the machine and there was free access to its rotating mechanisms," said the committee.

Legal action is expected against the poultry factory and an agency that provides workers for the plant.

 

This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission

 

Originally published as Horror meat grinder accident kills woman



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: ‘Live export must be banned’

Premium Content LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: ‘Live export must be banned’

Harry bruce’s cartoon of the day and readers have their say on current events.

Henderson Park Farm Retreat on the market for first time

Premium Content Henderson Park Farm Retreat on the market for first time

The popular wedding venue between Rockhampton and Yeppoon has won many travellers...

New partnership to support regional kids with hearing loss

Premium Content New partnership to support regional kids with hearing loss

Rockhampton parents were shocked to find out their baby girl had been born with...