Umida Nazarova dies in freak accident after hair stuck in machine

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Umida Nazarova dies in freak accident after hair stuck in machine

A 21-year-old pregnant woman died after a freak accident in which part of her scalp was ripped off when her hair became tangled in a machine during a job interview at a Belarus factory, according to a report.

Umida Nazarova, who was seven weeks pregnant, was applying for a job at the Svarmet factory in Borisov that produces welding wire and electrodes, East2West News reported.

While being shown around the facility, her hair got stuck 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.”

Despite being freed from the contraption, Nazarova reportedly never regained consciousness and died of 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?” her father Dmitry said.

The Belarus Investigative Committee said that a factory employee who was showing Nazarova how the equipment operates paused to make a record in a register.

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The scene where Umida Nazarova was killed.
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“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 fulfil her official duties due to dishonest and negligent attitude…causing the death of a person.”

The factory paid for the young woman’s funeral, East2West reported.

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Nazarova died at just 21 years old.
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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.”

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