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Tortilla Factory Worker Killed after fall into Mixer in Brooklyn

Tortilla Factory Worker Killed after fall into Mixer in Brooklyn

A 22-year-old tortilla factory worker in Brooklyn died in a freak accident early Monday when he fell into a dough-mixing machine, according to the NYPD. The unidentified man was working at Tortilleria Chinantla in Brooklyn around 2:30 a.m. when he fell into the waist-high tub of the mixer and was pinned by the metal blade, which is not sharp but is powered by a strong motor, according to the New York Times. The half-dozen other workers were unable to save him. No criminality is suspected. The company is the largest tortilla maker in the U.S. and was founded in 1996. We know this is sad, but you can still ‘like’ the story so you can share it with your friends.

This 2007 video from the company’s YouTube page shows part of the factory where the man worked and some of the equipment that is used to make the tortillas:

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