UPDATE (7:50 p.m.): Pentair has provided a statement about the incident.
“Pentair is deeply saddened to share that an employee has died following a tragic accident that took place on August 28 at our manufacturing facility in Sanford, NC. The safety of our employees is our primary concern and we are focused on taking all necessary steps to address the situation while we continue to support the family. Our thoughts are with our employee’s family during this time.”
ORIGINAL STORY: A woman was crushed to death in a machine at Pentair’s facility on Hawkins Avenue Monday night, The Rant has learned.
According to a Sanford Police Department report, the victim, a 54-year-old woman working at the plant, was caught in the machine around 8:15 p.m. Monday. Officers said she sustained severe head trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Sources indicated the machine in question was an injection molding machine.
Pentair manufactures products for various water applications. The Rant will update this post if more information becomes available.