Pennsylvania Woman Dies After Falling Into Meat Grinder At Work

A Pennsylvania woman was killed in a tragic workplace accident at a food processing plant. 35-year-old Jill Greninger fell into a meat grinder at Economy Locker Storage Company in Lycoming County just before noon on Monday (April 22) and was found by another employee.

The employee heard the machine making strange noises and was shocked when he realized what happened. He powered down the machine and called 911.

It took firefighters 45 minutes to take the machine apart so they could recover Greninger's remains. Officials say they may never be able to determine what caused her to fall, but suggested she may have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs before the accident.

"I don't know if she got caught with the moving parts and they pulled her in, or if she just slipped and fell," Lycoming County Coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. told ABC News. "I don't know, and there's no way of determining that."

An investigation into Greniger's death has been opened by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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