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'Seafood factory worker cooked to death in horrific accident'

09 November 2012

A 62-year-old employee was cooked to death at a Southern California seafood plant for tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods, according to the Huffington Post

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

The website goes on to say that an investigation has been launched.

It reports that Bumble Bee Foods spokesman Pat Menke has expressed condolences to Melena's family in a written statement. Menke said operations at the canning facility were suspended for a few days.

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