A Southern California seafood plant employee, Jose Melena was killed at a Bumble Bee Seafood manufacturer after the 62-year-old employee was cooked to death at a Southern California Tuna Fish plant.
Erika Monterroza, a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, told the Whittier Daily News that it was unclear how Jose Melena ended up inside a cooking device called a “steamer machine,” she also said Jose Melena “was fatally injured when he was cooked in an oven.”
Jose Melena was discovered dead inside the industrial oven at the plant in Santa Fe Springs, California around 7 am on October 14, 2012. While it is clear that the man was steamed to death in the oven, how he managed to get inside of the oven is still unclear to investigators.
The incident is now under investigation by the California state regulators as they try to come to an understanding of how the plant worker ended up in the industrial oven. Was this just a freak accident, or was this a suicide attempt by a 62-year-old man?
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Jose Melena killed after being cooked to death by Tuna Fish Oven.