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    Tuna Company Charged Over Worker Cooked Alive With 6 Tons of Fish

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    Hudson HongoFiled to: workplace deaths

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    On Monday, Bumble Bee Foods and two employees were charged with felony safety violations over the death of worker burned alive in an industrial pressure cooker, the Associated Press reports.
    According to Los Angeles County prosecutors, the company, their director of plant operations and a former safety manager each face three counts of violating OSHA rules over the incident, which occurred in 2012. From the L.A. Times:

    On Oct. 11, 2012, Jose Melena, 62, entered a 35-foot oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs plant to make a repair inside the machine, which is used to sterilize thousands of cans of tuna at a time.

    Unaware that Melena was inside the oven, other plant workers loaded several carts that altogether held about 12,000 pounds of tuna, shut the door and turned on the oven, prosecutors said.

    Temperatures peaked at around 270 degrees, and Melena cooked to death (), prosecutors said. His charred remains were found by another plant worker.

    “We remain devastated by the loss of our colleague Jose Melena in the tragic accident,” Bumble Bee said in a statement on Monday. “We disagree with and are disappointed by the charges filed by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.”
    Prosecutors say the company could be fined as much as $1.5 million. In 2014, Bumble Bee Foods reportedly generated about $1 billion in sales.
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    Ghastly. Poor guy must have suffered terribly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    Ghastly. Poor guy must have suffered terribly.
    You're not kidding. It must have smelled like Johnny Depp's arm pits in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    You're not kidding. It must have smelled like Johnny Depp's arm pits in there.
    Stop that!
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    Glad I eat Starkist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    Glad I eat Starkist.
    If Charlie had climbed into one of those ovens, do you think they would have pulled him back out and said, "Sorry, Charlie."?

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    oy vey
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    oh my god this story is going to give me nightmares. this is definitely on the top 10 list of worst ways to die, ever.
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    I can't believe it's not in here somewhere:


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    There's a difference between dumb and flagrantly reckless actions resulting in another's death. Somebody couldn't be bothered with procedures designed to prevent this. I hope the company gets far more than just a slap on the wrist.
    His charred remains
    They really overlook their tuna.

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    I'd say it's more horrific than dumb... I mean, jesus, my skin is crawling at the thought of this. And like Twitchy said, negligent on the part of the company and the employees involved.

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    A few years ago, at a local pistachio plant, a maintenance worker was repairing something in an industrial grinder of sorts; one of the supervisors at the plant walked by the power switch and turned it on (which apparenlty they are not supposed to do without checking the machine first). The poor guys legs got pulled into the "grinder" and mangled, and eventually I think he just bled out, and died.

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    I'm eating pistachios right now.
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    If they're not pinkish, you're okay.
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    That's nasty.
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