The Cloverdale, Ohio, woman suffered severe head injuries when the metal-stamping machine she was working on at Progressive Stamping Inc. in Ottoville, Ohio, restarted unexpectedly. Boecker was 26-weeks pregnant when she was rushed to a medical center in Toledo, Ohio. Doctors delivered the baby by cesarean section, and Boecker died of her injuries soon after. The baby is listed in critical condition.
Dr. Diane Barnett, Lucas County deputy coroner, said Boecker entered a machine that was supposed to be deengergized, and authorities are investing why the machine restarted.
OSHA's Toledo office is investigating the incident.