Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Worker Killed After Falling into Meat Grinder






                                                                   Posted 11:06 pm,

                                                                   April 22, 2019,

                                                                  by Allen Vickers,

                                                              Updated at 06:40PM,

                                                                   April 24, 2019


MUNCY TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- The Lycoming County coroner says a worker is dead after falling into a meat grinder at a processing plant near Muncy.

It happened at Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy Township.

The coroner says Jill Greninger, 35, fell into the machinery around 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Greninger's death has shocked people who live near the meat packing plant near Muncy.

After learning how she died on Monday, residents are calling it a tragedy, wondering how something like this could happen in their community.

Besides a few trucks, it was virtually an empty parking lot at the business.

The company's website shows the processing plant has been in business since the early 1900s.

A call to the company's headquarters was not immediately returned.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), this is the first reported death at this facility in Lycoming County.

"My heart goes out to everyone who is affected by this. Everyone is shaken and thinks that this is a tragedy that something like this had to happen to such a young lady," said a neighbor.

On Wednesday, the coroner said Greninger was on the stairs next to an industrial-sized meat grinder when she either fell or was pulled into the machine.

OSHA investigators are still looking into what exactly caused Greninger's death.


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