Officials at the Bumble Bee Foods have opened an investigation after a worker, Jose Malena, was discovered cooked to death inside a steamer machine at a plant in Santa Fe Springs, California on Thursday.
How Malena ended up inside the oven is unclear, reports KTLA-TV.
Bumble Bee Foods spokesman Pat Menke said in a statement told KLTA-TV: “The entire Bumble Bee Foods family is saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Melena family. Operations at Bumble Bee Foods' Santa Fe Springs processing plant have been suspended since yesterday morning to allow for a thorough investigation."
California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) spokesperson Erika Monterroza told the Whittier Daily News: "This is a horrendous tragedy.”