N.C. Woman Crushed to Death While Working at a Bread Factory After Only 6 Weeks on the Job!
A North Carolina young woman has died after a horrific accident on her job. Reports say that the Johnston County EMS arrived at Automatic Rolls of North Carolina (Northeast Foods) in Clayton on Saturday around 3:45 p.m.
When they entered the plant, they had no idea exactly what they'd be facing but soon found a gruesome scene. A young woman was crushed by a large mixer that she'd been operating.
First responders found the young woman and tried to save her, but they were unsuccessful.
Town of Clayton spokesperson Nathanael Shelton later identified her as Bibiana Arellano Delabra, 22, of Middlesex.
Delabra, who had only been working at the plant for about six weeks, was working on a large industrial mixing machine when something went wrong and crushed her.
Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the incident.
The company released the following statement to ABC11:
"Northeast Foods is a family-owned business in operation for over 75 years. We are devastated by the accident that occurred over this weekend that resulted in the tragic loss of one of our employees. Initial reports by emergency responders have deemed this event an accident and we remain committed to working with OSHA and all pertinent parties to conduct a thorough and comprehensive investigation into this unthinkable tragedy. We have been in touch with the victim's family and deeply regret the pain this is causing. Our employees will be receiving on-site counseling as we collectively grieve and process this loss."
Delabra's family has retained legal counsel and they will be seeking legal action once she has been laid to rest. The plant has been closed but, will potentially reopen, pending the outcome of the OSHA investigation.