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Woman Killed On The Job At Carlex Glass America

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 19:01:14-05

A woman was killed while on the job at the Carlex Glass America plant.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 51-year-old Catherine L. White of Lebanon died Friday when a machine malfunctioned.

A supervisor told officers White reported problems with her work station printer around 3:50 p.m.

Officials said she apparently put her head inside the machine in an attempt to address the issue when the printer suddenly initiated its work cycle, most likely due to White inadvertently activating the machine’s sensors as if the next windshield had entered the machine.

White suffered a severe head injury.  MedCom arrived to the factory shortly after the accident, where she was pronounced dead.

Personnel from the Medical Examiner’s office responded, processed the scene, and transported the body to the Medical Examiner’s office.

The President of United Auto Workers Chapter 737 responded to NewsChannel 5 with this statement:

"...Both Carlex and the UAW will conduct a thorough investigation to determine how this happened.  Our hearts and prayers go out to Catherine's family...she was very well respected, a dear friend and committed coworker.  Many are in stunned disbelief.  Her husband works here also, and we're still sorting through this."