When you work with heavy equipment and machinery, it’s important that you don’t wear loose clothing and that your hair is always tied back or held back away from moving parts. If you’re not careful or are highly unlucky, you could be caught up in the moving parts and badly hurt or killed.
Here is a horrible story that was discussed on Jan. 25. It’s about a woman who died in a tragic workplace accident when she was caught in a raisin processing machine.
The woman, a 33-year-old woman from California, was working at the local Del Ray packing plant when her clothing was pulled into the machine that was being used to process raisins.
As her clothing became caught in the machinery that breaks bunches of raisins apart, she hit her head and suffered a severe injury. There were two other workers at the scene who quickly shut down the machine and attended to the woman, but she died at the scene. The Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) has said that it will investigate to determine if there were any safety or health regulations violated.
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) reported that the employee of a farm labor contractor called Blessed Harvest had worked at the company for two years.
When a loved one dies in a workplace accident, your family may still want to pursue workers’ compensation. It provides death benefits that can help you cover the financial losses that you’ve suffered during a difficult time in your family’s life.