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12-year-old girl dies after being sucked into grinding machine by her dress

By Mason White 11:53 AM April 19, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
A young girl is dead after being sucked into a grinding machine at a factory, police in Nigeria said.

Bauchi State Police said that on Wednesday, 12-year-old Aisha Baba was killed after being sent by her mother to grind some nuts.

While grinding the nuts, her clothes got caught up in the machine and she was pulled inside. As a result, the victim suffered serious injuries.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

In June, a man died after getting sucked into a wood chipper while clearing out brush in front of an apartment complex, rescue workers in Florida said.

Davie Police said that the professional landscaper died on Monday, when he accidentally fell into the wood chipper.

42-year-old Hernan Gutierrez, fell into the teeth of his industrial wood chipper, and his whole body ended up inside the machine. He died instantly.

Police say Gutierrez was working with two other men to clean the weeds out of the building for seniors, when the accident occurred. According to the initial police investigation, he was inserting branches of trees into the wood chipper so they could be cut into small pieces.

The man’s colleagues were not with him when he was sucked in and no foul play is expected.