A Las Vegas salon was closed after a worker died in a cryotherpay machine was closed as family members are seeking for answers as to how and why she died.
The salon has been closed because of inadequate worker’s compensation and not having proper licenses to practice aesthetician services.
According to a CNN report, the female manager took a quick dip at one of the cryotherapy tanks at the spa she was working on Monday night, October 19 to help reduce muscle pain. She was found dead and frozen the following day. It appears she used it alone. Authorities saw no foul play involved and are currently not launching a criminal investigation into the incident.
A cryochamber uses extremely low temperatures to treat ailments and make people healthier. Cryotherapy is used widely by celebrities and sports athletes as it is believed to relieve pain, accelerate tissue healing, and improve the immune system. It is also believed to have a detox and anti-aging effect and is said to even burn up to 500 to 800 calories per 3-minute session.
A police report obtained by ABC News says the 24-year-old woman had incorrectly set the levels on the machine resulting to suffocation.
It will take six to eight weeks before the official coroner’s report could be released.
“We are all incredibly saddened. Chelsea was not only an employee, but a friend to most of us, and a wonderful person with a beautiful soul,” the company said through a publicist.
OSHA will not conduct an investigation into the incident.
“Based on initial findings that the employee used the chamber for personal use outside of business hours, OSHA will not be conducting an investigation,” said OSHA spokeswoman, Teri Williams.