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Man dies in horrific accident after getting stuck in food grinder at hummus plant









A food factory worker died Friday after his arm became caught in a grinder.


Daniel Callazo, 28, was working at hummus manufacturer Tribe Mediterranean in Massachusetts when police were called in just after 1am, pronouncing him dead at the scene.


Mr Callazo's body was taken to a nearby hospital.


Killed: Authorities say a Massachusetts food plant worker died after getting his arm stuck in a grinding machine he was cleaning, similar to the one shown

'The only information I really have is that he became stuck in a rather large machine which some people call an auger and others call it a grinder,' Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney's office said.

'It appears to have been a tragic accident. ... It was part of his duties to clean and sanitize the machinery for obvious health code and safety reasons. But the exact circumstances of that will be part of the investigation,' Mr Miliote told the Taunton Gazette.


Big brand: The factory the worker was killed in manufactures the second largest hummus brand on the market, Tribe

The company, which is the second largest hummus brand on the market according to The Jewish Week, temporarily shut its factory down while an investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration ensues.


'Foremost we are terribly saddened by this morning’s incident, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the individual’s family at this difficult time,' a statement released by the company read.


Cleaning: Mr Callazo became stuck in a large grinder (not shown) he is believed to have been cleaning


Investigation: Authorities say they are still investigating the worker's death but do believe it was an accident

A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney's office said the death appears to be accident but they are still investigating, 'as we would any unattended death.'

The plant recently completed an $8 million expansion over the summer.


At the time of the expansion it predicted they would add about 60 new jobs to their company.


That new number would bring their workforce to 125.



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075390/Death-hummus-Man-dies-getting-stuck-grinder-hummus-plant.html#ixzz1gqhDeoJP


Added: Dec-17-2011 Occurred On: Dec-17-2011
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