An incident on Aug. 28 at Pentair Pool Products Ltd. in Sanford, N.C., resulted in the death of Jennifer Lynn Petree, 54.
According to local reports, Sanford police received a call at 8:17 p.m. Sources said the incident happened during a tool change on an injection molding machine. The company makes swimming pool supplies including pumps.
Pentair officials did not return messages to Plastics News. In a statement, they said: "Pentair is deeply saddened to share that an employee has died following a tragic accident that took place on Aug. 28 at our manufacturing facility in Sanford, N.C. 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."
According to The Sanford Herald, state safety officials are investigating the incident.
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