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Woman killed in accident at Purple Mattress facility identified

Purple Mattress
Posted at 8:59 PM, May 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-14 16:19:11-04

GRANTSVILLE, Utah — A 51-year-old woman killed after being pulled into a machine at the Purple Mattress Plant in Grantsville Thursday has been identified.

Police say Anita Trene Coester was the victim.

Sargent Jeff Watson with the Grantsville Police Department said officers were dispatched just after 4:30 p.m. for an industrial accident at 441 Sheep Lane.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they found Coester had been pulled into one of the industrial machines.

Despite firefighters attempts to extricate Coester, she died of her injuries at the scene.

The medical examiner is investigating and will review video evidence and witness statements from the facility.

Purple Mattress says they are saddened to hear about the loss of one of their employees.

"We are saddened to report that a Purple employee was injured while working and later succumbed to her injuries at our Grantsville location. We have shut down manufacturing pending an investigation as we place the health and safety of our employees first and foremost. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. We ask that everyone please respect their privacy at this difficult time," the company said in a written statement to FOX 13.