Single mother is crushed to death after her clothes got caught in a raisin processing machine

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A single mother was crushed to death by machinery in a California raisin processing plant when a piece of her clothing became caught in the machinery and caused it her to strike her head.

She was believed to have been clearing debris from a machine used to break up bunches of raisins when it hit her.

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Nearby co-workers immediately powered off the machine but she had suffered severe trauma to the head and died from her injuries.

The tragic accident happened on Friday morning just after 11 am in a Del Rey Packing Company processing plant in Fresno County, California.

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The woman was identified as 33-year-old Yaneth Lopez Valladares.

According to a GoFundMe started to help with her funeral expenses, Valladares was a single mother of three. The funding page says her family wish to send her to be buried with her mother outside the US.

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'On January 24th, 2020 we received devastating news. Our beloved Yaneth Valladares was involved in a accident that took her life away,' it reads.

'She was a mother of three wonderful kids, who will no longer have the privilege to see her. She was a single mother trying to make a living for her kids.

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'Unfortunately, this incident happened so fast and it took us by surprise. As a family we would like to send her to be buried with her mother outside the U.S.'

Employees standing feet away from Valladares noticed her distress and called 911 but she was not breathing when first responders arrived.

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'We learned that a woman, 33-years old was working, processing some raisins with a couple of coworkers,' Fresno County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer, Tony Botti, told Boston25 News.

'Those workers later noticed that she got caught in a machine it appears that she maybe had some loose clothing...
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