A female worker was killed early Thursday morning after she was “impacted” by a large machine inside a manufacturing plant in Gurnee, authorities said.
The Gurnee Fire Department and Gurnee Police Department responded around 1:04 a.m. Thursday to the 1900 block of Swanson Court in Gurnee.
Gurnee Police Department Public Information Officer Shawn Gaylor told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that officers were called to assist the fire department with a death investigation.
The incident occurred at Miracapo Pizza Company at 1910 Swanson Court, according to the fire department dispatch.
Gaylor said the initial findings revealed a 29-year-old worker was inside the facility.
The woman was cleaning an area on the production floor.
While cleaning, she was “impacted by a large machine” which caused her death, Gaylor said.
Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton said it is believed the victim died from “sharp force and crushing injuries.”
Newton said the machine was believed to be some type of pizza oven conveyer.
Family members were notified of the accident and the Lake County Coroner’s Office assisted with removing the woman from the facility.
Gaylor said the incident appears non-criminal.
The woman’s identity is being withheld pending the autopsy and notification to her next of kin.
The investigation is being handled by the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration.