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Worker Cooked to Death at Tuna Plant
Not clear how Jose Melena ended up inside 'steamer machine'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 13, 2012 4:28 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities say a 62-year-old employee has been cooked to death at a Southern California seafood plant for tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods. Local media report that Jose Melena was found shortly before 7am Thursday at the plant in Santa Fe Springs. It's not clear how the man ended up inside a cooking device called a "steamer machine," says a spokesperson for California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, which has launched an investigation. Operations at the canning facility will be suspended until Monday.

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Aug 14, 2015 11:17 AM CDT
these are such rude comments..this family is grieving and yall are sitting there making lucky your not the one grieving over a lost love one..last thing this family needs to read and see all the stupid comments left here about the person who died a terrible one knows how you will leave this earth and am sure you would not want your family to be reading stupid comments and feeling more pain..idiots..!!
Aug 13, 2015 11:51 AM CDT
Commenters, you're on a roll today!
Oct 16, 2012 9:12 PM CDT
Was his last meal sushi?