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Worker cooked to death at California tuna plant

2 years ago Monday, October 15, 2012 10:54:52 AM CDT October 15, 2012 Monday, October 15 2012 Oct 15, 2012 in News
Source: Associated Press

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. - Authorities say a 62-year-old employee was cooked to death at a Southern California seafood plant for tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods.

The Whittier Daily News reports Jose Melena was found shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday at the plant in Santa Fe Springs.

Erika Monterroza is a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. She says it's unclear how the man ended up inside a cooking device called a "steamer machine."

The state agency has launched an investigation.

Bumble Bee Foods spokesman Pat Menke expressed condolences to Melena's family in a written statement. Menke says operations at the canning facility will be suspended until Monday.

 

 

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