Woman dies in industrial accident at Utah mattress factory

May 14, 2021 GMT

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A woman died in an industrial accident at a mattress manufacturing plant in Utah, according to police.

Police were told the woman was standing by a machine and got “pulled in” Thursday afternoon at the Purple Mattress factory in Grantsville, Sgt. Jeff Watson told KUTV. The woman was not identified but police say she was in her 50s.

Watson said the woman was already dead by the time first responders were able to extricate her from the machine. He said there is video of the event, which will be examined, but said her death appears to be accidental.

Purple Mattress said they shut down manufacturing at the Grantsville location pending an investigation.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family,” the company said in a statement. “We ask that everyone please respect their privacy at this difficult time.”