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Woman killed in industrial accident at Lamb Weston plant in Idaho

TWIN FALLS — A Lamb Weston employee died in an industrial accident at the company’s Twin Falls facility Wednesday morning, according to a news release by Associated Press.

Sadia Kawa, 48, of Twin Falls, died in the accident, Twin Falls County Coroner Gene Turley said.

Lamb Weston makes frozen potato products in Twin Falls that are sold to restaurants and retailers throughout the United States.

“We are heartbroken over the tragic loss of a team member today, and we offer our sincere condolences to Ms. Kawa’s family and friends for their loss,” company spokeswoman Shelby Stoolman said in a statement. “The plant is currently closed as we take this time to take care of our team members and conduct a thorough investigation into this terrible accident.”

No other details about the accident have been released.

Source: Associated Press
Photo: Twin Falls’ Lamb Weston plant as seen from across Rock Creek Canyon | Courtesy Lamb Weston

Lukie Pieterse, Editor and Publisher of Potato News Today

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