SANGER, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A woman died after her hair and clothing got stuck while clearing debris on Friday from a raisin processing machine, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
The incident happened at the Del Rey Packing Company’s dehydrator plant near Sanger.
The woman was identified as 33-year-old Yaneth Lopez Valladares.
Fresno Sheriff’s say Valladares got a piece of loose clothing caught in a machine used to process raisins.
The machine severely injured her, causing her to pass away at the scene as a result of the trauma she suffered, officials say.
Two other employees were nearby and immediately powered down the equipment and dialed 911.
This was the woman’s second year working at this particular facility.