Weaverville, North Carolina – January 13, 2024 – According to the Charlotte Observer, a car wash employee was killed after becoming stuck in the drive-thru machinery, according to investigators in western North Carolina.
“First responders located 26-year-old Carolina Franks of Buncombe County, who had apparently become entrapped in equipment within the car wash,” Weaverville police officials said in the release. “The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.” Franks suffered “traumatic injury” during the incident, police said.
An investigation is being led by the N.C. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), police said. Franks wasn’t supposed to be working the day she died but had agreed to fill in for another staffer who “canceled their shift at the last minute,” family members told the Asheville Citizen-Times.
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