Woman killed in industrial mixer accident at bakery

Posted at 5:41 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 17:41:51-05

A freak bakery accident has taken the life of a woman in Sandy, Utah.

The woman, 45-year-old Carmen “Jackie” Lindhart, was killed at the Reams Grocery Store early Wednesday morning.

Lindhart was in the bakery department when “she became entangled with the augers in the mixer causing her to be pulled into the mixing vat,” according to the Sandy Police Department.

A co-worker heard Lindhart screaming and she ran to turn off the machine.

Unfortunately, she suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“We have temporarily closed our bakery to determine the cause of this tragic accident and to provide additional safety training and procedures to our team members,” said Reams Corporate in a statement to CNN.

Sandy Police Department said they aren’t sure how she became snarled with the machine, “but loose clothing is suspected to have been a factor”.

Utah Occupational Safety and Health is looking into this incident but it has the potential go on for six months. USOH will continue to provide updates on the investigation.