Pregnant Woman Strangled To Death By Her Own Hair During Job Interview

A young pregnant woman was strangled by her own hair while attending a job interview at a factory and she had a freak accident with a machine. Umida Nazarova, 21, wanted to work at Svarmet factory in Borisov, Belarus, where wire and electrodes are produced. While touring the facility, her hair became stuck in one of the machines and it ultimately took her life.

  1. What happened was truly unbelievable. When a loose piece of hair became trapped in the machine, it wrapped around her neck and tore part of her scalp off while trapping her in place, the Daily Mail reports. “Her throat was injured, according to the doctor. Her hair got wrapped around her neck and she was pulled into the mechanism,” her mother said. “If her scalp had not been torn off, she would have been strangled there and then by her own hair.”
  2. Umida didn’t die right away. While her scalp tore off which ultimately freed her from the machine, her injuries were so extreme that she eventually fell into a coma and never regained consciousness.
  3. Her father, Dmitry, blames the factory for not following safety protocols. He believes that if the staff there had taken more precautions, his daughter and her unborn child would still be alive. “They took two lives, she was seven weeks pregnant,” he said. “They saw she had long hair, so why didn’t they give her something to cover it?”
  4. The Belarus Investigative Committee was satisfied with the staff’s version of events. “An employee, who was showing her how the equipment operates, paused to make a record in a register,” it said. “When she turned her head, she saw the woman already lying on the floor unconscious, her hair was tangled in the machine.” However, an unnamed plant head of production has been sentenced for “failure to fulfill her official duties due to dishonest and negligent attitude…causing the death of a person.”
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