Jan 08, 2020 3:49 PM

Worker hospitalized after being pulled into pallet grinder

Posted Jan 08, 2020 3:49 PM

Authorities say a worker was flown to an Omaha hospital after being pulled into a pallet grinder.

First responders were called to Tradewell Pallet in Gretna a little after 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities say the 39-year-old employee was working at the grinder when she was caught and partially pulled into it.

She was flown to Nebraska Medical Center. Her name hasn't been released. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified about the accident.

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Flooding, taxes among top priorities in new Nebraska session

Nebraska lawmakers will try to address prison overcrowding problems, approve new tax incentives for businesses and decide how to use a surplus of state tax revenue in the upcoming 2020 session.

This year’s short, 60-day session will put senators in a time crunch as they consider fresh proposals in addition to legislation carried over from last year.

They’ll also have to work together if they want to pass major property tax legislation or flood-relief measures, top priorities for many lawmakers and Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Legislative Speaker Jim Scheer says he expects a lot of debate over what to do with excess money the state has collected.