Woman dies at sugar beet plant in Lovell

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) _ Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.

Big Horn County Sheriff Kenneth Blackburn tells The Billings (Mont.) Gazette (http://bit.ly/1absLQF ) that Saturday night's accident at the Western Sugar Cooperative facility happened in a piece of equipment ``quite a ways from the main factory'' in a lift station that feeds water to where beets are dropped off by trucks.

The woman's name has not been released.

A Western Sugar spokesman tells the Powell Tribune (http://bit.ly/1gBmWNA ) the cooperative is investigating and is committed to cooperating with authorities. Blackburn says foul play is not suspected

The Gazette reports the cooperative, formed in 2002, includes 1,400 grower-owners who raise sugar beets in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska.

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