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Worker cooked to death at California tuna plant

By 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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zhawaii wrote:
on October 13,2012 | 10:19AM
honokai wrote:
A workplace death. The headline is over the top. Reminds us that journalism has gone in the toilet.
on October 13,2012 | 11:39AM
Jireton wrote:
your headline is disgusting.
on October 13,2012 | 01:28PM
bumba wrote:
Agree 100%. Sounds like a National Enquirer headline.
on October 13,2012 | 05:09PM
volcanohereicome wrote:
It actually sounds like they are trying to make a joke out of it. And the editors are where?
on October 13,2012 | 01:57PM
bobbob wrote:
wouldn't be so quick to blame SA. It's an AP article.
on October 13,2012 | 02:17PM
droid wrote:
AP doesn't write the headlines, genius.
on October 13,2012 | 02:25PM
Kealii wrote:
He never said AP wrote the headline, Einstein.
on October 13,2012 | 10:44PM
bobbob wrote:
you do know that most of the national news stories and headlines are copied STRAIGHT over right? All of the regional news sources are reporting the same article and same headlines, genius. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/10/12/4907761/worker-cooked-to-death-at-california.html
on October 14,2012 | 11:10AM
droid wrote:
That means the copy editor who “copied” this article didn’t do his or her job, Einstein. But since this article never appeared in print, perhaps in this new age the "web editor" is the default copy editor, and would explain the SA’s appearance of incompetence.
on October 14,2012 | 12:18PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
I pray the poor guy died before ending up in the cooker.
on October 13,2012 | 11:18PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Sad for the worker. I actually didn't think they still made canned tuna in the U.S. - I thought most canned tuna came from American Samoa and Southeast Asian countrues.
on October 13,2012 | 11:36PM
cojef wrote:
Not buying any more Bumble Bee brand tuna. Their steamer equipment is bad medicine. Bad aka.
on October 14,2012 | 10:21AM
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