Worker falls into meat grinder

A worker at a Pennsylvania processing plant died after falling into a meat grinder Monday, April 22, 2019.

MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed when she fell into a meat grinder at a processing plant in northern Pennsylvania.

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Jill Greninger

It's not clear what caused the accident at the Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy.

The Lycoming County coroner's office says 35-year-old Jill Greninger apparently fell around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Her body was found by a co-worker who heard strange noises coming from the commercial machine.

“This was a horrible accident,” the coroner's office told the Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Authorities say Greninger may have been standing on a set of wheeled stairs prior to the fatal accident.

Company officials have not responded to media requests for comment.

The death is being investigated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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