Mum-to-be, 21, killed after 'scalp ripped off as hair gets stuck in factory machine'

Umida Nazarova, 21, was shown around the Svarmet factory in Borisov, Belarus, during a job interview when her long hair became entangled in a machine and tore her scalp off

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A mum-to-be was strangled by her own hair after it got tangled in a factory machine and wrapped round her neck during a job interview, it has been reported.

Umida Nazarova’s scalp was also ripped off during the freak accident in Borisov, Belarus.

The 21-year-old died 20 days later in hospital after failing to regain consciousness.

Umida, a shop assistant, was seven weeks pregnant and applied for a new job at the Svarmet factory, which produces welding wire and electrodes.

Senior staff were showing her the factory when her loose hair suddenly got entangled in a machine, and she became trapped.

Her grieving mum Olga said: “Her throat was injured, according to the doctor.

Umida was seven weeks pregnant
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“Her hair got wrapped around her neck and she was pulled into the mechanism.

“If her scalp had not been torn off, she would have been strangled there and then by her own hair.”

Despite this she still suffered fatal injuries, and never regained consciousness.

She was being given a tour of the factory in Svarmet
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Her dad Dmitry said safety rules were broken.

“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?”

Mum Olga said her daughter was looking forward to giving birth
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The Belarus Investigative Committee said: “An employee, who was showing her how the equipment operates, paused to make a record in a register.

“When she turned her head, she saw the woman already lying on the floor unconscious, her hair was tangled in the machine.”

The plan paid for the woman’s funeral.

“She wanted to become a mother,” said Olga.

“We 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.”

A court has sentenced an unnamed plant head of production for “failure to fulfill her official duties due to dishonest and negligent attitude…causing the death of a person”.

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