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Woman dies after hair, clothing gets caught in raisin processing machine

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. 

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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. 

Credit: Sanger Herald

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.