When you’re cooking up a massive piece of food, like a one-ton hamburger, or cooking up a massive amount of food, such as when you’re mass-producing cookies and wyngs to go with your pizza, using a normal oven is out of the question. What companies turn to are massive, truck-sized industrial ovens that cook by the ton, not by the pound. With great oven comes great responsibility, and unfortunately, that’s not always how workers behave. A 62-year-old man at the Bumble Bee Seafoods plant in Whittier, California, was cooked to death after an industrial accident.
The worer was named as Jose Melena, though the Whittier Police Department has not released any information on the unusual, tragic accident. According to Cal-OSHA, California’s state branch of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the worker “was fatally injured when he was cooked in an oven” in a “horrendous tragedy.” Bumble Bee shut down operations in the wake of the accident.
Man, what a terrible way to die that would be. To be baked to death in an industrial oven, surrounded by thousands of pounds of fish? No thanks, you guys.
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