Worker at seafood plant found dead and cooked in an oven

By Kay Steiger
Sunday, October 14, 2012 17:16 EDT
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Officials at the Bumble Bee Foods factory announced Saturday that they opened an investigation after a worker was found dead in an oven at a plant in Santa Fe Springs, California.

According to KLTA, it’s unclear how 6-year employee Jose Malena, 62, ended up inside the oven, but authorities say the incident happened around 7 a.m. on Thursday.

This is a horrendous tragedy,” California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokesperson Erika Monterroza told the Whittier Daily News.

“The entire Bumble Bee Foods family is saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Melena family,” Bumble Bee Foods spokesman Pat Menke said in a statement given to KLTA.

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Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger
Kay Steiger is the managing editor of Raw Story. Her contributions have appeared in The American Prospect, The Atlantic, Campus Progress, The Guardian, In These Times, Jezebel, Religion Dispatches, RH Reality Check, and others. You can follow her on Twitter @kaysteiger.
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