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North Carolina worker dies after becoming stuck in bread machine, officials say

SELMA, N.C. — A woman has died after authorities said she became stuck while cleaning a bread machine at a North Carolina business.

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According to WTVD and Univision 40, the incident occurred shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Azteca Market in Selma. Employee Virginia López Severiano, 44, was seriously hurt after she became trapped in part of the industrial mixing machine, officials said.

The Selma Police Department assisted Selma FD, Johnston County EMS, and several other agencies with a subject trapped in...

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Selma Fire Chief Phillip McDaniel told WRAL that López Severiano had been cleaning the equipment, which appeared to be on at the time.

Emergency crews worked for about an hour and a half to release López Severiano from the machine, WRAL reported. She was then flown to Duke University Hospital, where she died that evening, officials said.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration representatives have launched an investigation, according to the news outlets.

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