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mem60
You think ? What was your first clue ?
10:33 PM on 07/27/2012
Requiring all employees running the machinery to wear hairnets and no neckchains hanging outside of shirts might have prevented this horrible and disfiguring accident.
Until recently, I wore my hair down to my waist and at work I often used one of those huge cutting boards and nearly chopped my locks a few times. A co-worker accidentally chopped off the fringe of her scarf on the cutting board. I can only imagine how being around machinery would have quadrupled the chance for a similar accident as this young lady.
I wish her well.
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BUTCHER99
12:41 AM on 07/28/2012
in this case it was poor training that caused the accident. Lock out the machine AND unplug it. One does not clean out a machine while it is plugged in.
10:24 PM on 07/27/2012
My heart goes out to this woman. How terrible. She is probably still in shock and just grateful to be alive. That company needs to pay for everything and compensate her with a lot of money. Accident or not.
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Killermolls44
The night is dark and full of terrors.
08:07 PM on 07/27/2012
See? This is why short hair can be better.
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Marla Thurman
11:02 PM on 07/27/2012
Wow. This is your reply to this story?? Go ahead and judge a woman wrong for an accident. Oh, my God, she had long hair! For shame!

You're a momo.
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Jan Badinski
Blessed are the peacemakers
07:08 PM on 07/27/2012
From being around heavy industrial machines for years, the best bet is to cut your hair short. Even buns or hair tucked up under a cap is still hazardous. I have to wonder if there was a safety protocol for the machines. Definitely a workman's comp claim.
06:23 PM on 07/27/2012
The comment about no health insc. was not necessary.(Perhaps a not so subtle plug for Obama care from our liberal media?) What a beautiful young lady. I wish her a speedy and complete recovery.
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Jan Badinski
Blessed are the peacemakers
07:09 PM on 07/27/2012
Perhaps an unnecessary mention of your opinion of Obamacare is more likely.
07:50 PM on 07/27/2012
Maybe she really didn't have insurance like millions of people in this country.
Your comment about her comment was not necessary..
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nix28
Ignorance stirs my inner demon...Sorry.
06:05 PM on 07/27/2012
I'm glad that she is ok, and she seems to have taken a very positive outlook on the situation, which is best for healing. Without being able to see the machine, it's hard to say safety improvements could be made. What I will say, however, is that Thayer and workers with long hair should not work around these types of machines while wearing ponytails. The hair should be pulled up into a bun so that there isn't anything for the machine to catch. I would also think that, if the bar on the machine started spinning, that she should have stopped cleaning the machine and pulled back in order to turn the machine off/get assistance turning off the machine.
03:45 PM on 07/29/2012
I worked in factories most my life and it isn't as easy as 'she would stop cleaning and pull back" she was only there for a week and didn't know the in and out of the machine. If someone works with a pc of machinery evey day then yes that would have been her first response. I wish her well.
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nix28
Ignorance stirs my inner demon...Sorry.
06:37 PM on 07/29/2012
She shouldn't have been anywhere near the machine if she hadn't been properly trained on the ins and outs of the machine. This isn't an issue of training, it's an issue of common sense. 
05:44 PM on 07/27/2012
Man, at least she has a positive attittude about it, I would've still been screaminng while I was giving the interview!
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beyondliberal
Forward, never straight.
05:40 PM on 07/27/2012
She wouldn't have to pay her medical bills, regardless. This is a case for Workman's Comp.
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PMJ79
05:36 PM on 07/27/2012
What a class act!
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Jan Badinski
Blessed are the peacemakers
07:12 PM on 07/27/2012
OMG, I haven't thought of that microbio song in ages. I was blessed with a good music teacher who taught the classics like that.
I agree about her being a class act. The injury must have been devastating to her. With her positive outlook she'll heal well.
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dbrns124
05:13 PM on 07/27/2012
You always need to have your head covered and hair tied up in factory workplaces.
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Jan Badinski
Blessed are the peacemakers
07:14 PM on 07/27/2012
Its highly recommended in a number of industrial companies to cut your hair short. Of course no one could force you to cut your hair for your job, but it would save a lot of problems like this. Her hair was tied up, she didn't have it in a bun, it was loose enough to get caught in the machinery. Machines have no heart.
04:38 PM on 07/27/2012
OMG!!!!!
04:00 PM on 07/27/2012
Lock, Tag and Try!! I am so sorry for her loss.
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tauzero0
Where was I before I was born?
03:52 PM on 07/27/2012
Why was she allowed near that type of machinery with a ponytail? That just seems like a complete lack of common sense on the part of her employers.
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The Lorax
malama na aina
05:05 PM on 07/27/2012
I have a habit of wearing my very long hair in a bun at work. I don't work in labs or manufacturing anymore but years ago I did work in circuit board manufacturing and saw a gal get her hair stuck in a machine and lose part of her scalp before the EMO was hit. Since then, my hair goes up at work in case I do have to be around machines during the day.
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Jan Badinski
Blessed are the peacemakers
07:15 PM on 07/27/2012
More of lack of job training.
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ray13666
Independent Here, Following BBC news
03:46 PM on 07/27/2012
Guess that people with long hair should keep it tucked into a hat while working in a factory as a safety precaution, I would if i had long hair. Surely the company will cover her medical bills either through workmans comp or through their own liability insurance.
The company does need to tighten up its safety procedures and insure this does not happen again. Perhaps they should issue hats or nets to people with long hair.
Hope the lady who was hurt has a quick recovery, I cannot imagine getting scalped, must have been a terrifying experience for her?
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Barbara0817
Why are My commets pending because I diagree?
03:40 PM on 07/27/2012
She is lucky to be alive THank GOd She made it.
04:42 PM on 07/27/2012
She needs to get a lawyer and sue the pants off this shoddy company that was paying her only $8 an hour and no benefits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A company like that needs to be sued out of existence!
05:56 PM on 07/27/2012
Get with the state legislature and have them raise the minimum wage.