A 21-year-old pregnant woman died after her hair became tangled in a machine during a job interview at a Belarus plant, causing a portion of her scalp to be pulled off.
Despite being seven weeks pregnant, Umida Nazarova applied for a job at the Svarmet factory in Borisov that makes welding wire and electrodes, according to East2West News.
As she was touring the facility, her hair got caught in one of the industrial machines.
“Her hair got wrapped around her neck, and she was pulled into the mechanism,” her mother, Olga, told the news outlet. “If her scalp had not been torn off, she would have been strangled there and then by her own hair.”
Nazarova never regained consciousness after being freed from the contraption and died from her injuries.
“They took two lives; she was seven weeks pregnant. They saw she had long hair, so why didn’t they give her something to cover it?” said her father, Dmitry.
According to the Belarus Investigative Committee, a factory employee who was showing Nazarova how the equipment worked paused while making a note in a register.
“When she turned her head, she saw the woman already lying on the floor unconscious. Her hair was tangled in the machine,” the committee said.
A factory official has been sentenced for “failure to fulfill her official duties due to dishonest and negligent attitude … causing the death of a person.”
East2West reported that The factory paid for the young woman’s funeral.
The victim’s mother said the family “wanted to celebrate her wedding, and collect a grandson or granddaughter from the hospital — not this. This is not what I wanted for my child.”
Source & Credit: balleralert.com