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Purple manufacturing accidents have state safety agencies investigating

May 15, 2021, 6:27 PM | Updated: 6:33 pm

GRANTSVILLE — Two recent accidents at the Purple mattress manufacturing facility in Grantsville, Utah, have the Utah Labor Commission and the Utah Occupational Health and Safety Division conducting investigations.

The most recent accident happened on Thursday afternoon, May 13.  Sgt. Jeff Watson with the Grantsville Police Department said a 52-year-old woman died at the plant after her arm got stuck on a piece of machinery. She died after she was pulled into the machine.

She was identified Friday as Anita Irene Coester, according to Grantsville police. 

 

KSL TV reporter Garna Mejia reports another accident at the same mattress factory is also being investigated by state officials.

Because this investigation is ongoing, Mejia says no further information is available.  But she said that employees at the Purple factory said it happened at the end of April.

 

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