Worker hospitalized after being pulled into pallet grinder

January 8, 2020 GMT

GRETNA, Neb. (AP) — A worker was flown to an Omaha hospital after being pulled into a pallet grinder, authorities said.

First responders were called to Tradewell Pallet in Gretna a little after 9 a.m. Tuesday. The 39-year-old employee was working at the grinder when she was caught and partially pulled into it. She was flown to Nebraska Medical Center, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office said. Her name hasn’t been released.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified about the accident.