A 26-year-old woman suffered severe head injuries after being involved in an August 26 accident involving egg grading equipment at a Sparboe Farms facility near Litchfield, Minnesota. The injured woman’s identity has not yet been released.

According to a report in the West Central Tribune, the woman was to be treated for injuries after her hair became entangled in the machinery she was cleaning inside a production building. She was an employee of JNS Cleaning Service of Litchfield, which was contracted by egg production company Sparboe Farms for cleaning services.

Minnesota’s Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 emergency call that reported the accident around 6:32 p.m. at the Sparboe Farms facility on U.S. Highway 12 outside of Litchfield. The egg production facility is located in Darwin Township, which is east of Litchfield.


The injured woman was initially transported to Meeker County Memorial Hospital by way of a Gold Cross ambulance, but she was later flown by helicopter to a larger hospital, North Memorial Hospital. Assisting at on scene were the Litchfield Rescue Squad and the Litchfield Police Department.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Department is in the process of conducting an investigation regarding the incident at the Sparboe Farms facility.