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Worker decapitated in chicken factory after being sucked into machine
Mail Online ^ | 5 Dec 2010 | Richard Shears

Posted on 12/05/2010 4:31:02 PM PST by mandaladon

A man has been decapitated in a horrific accident at a chicken processing factory in Melbourne, Australia.

Mr Sarel Singh, 34, was killed instantly when he was sucked into a machine and decapitated in an incident that has now placed the entire poultry processing industry under review.

The factory was already under investigation over claims of unlawful and unethical treatment of its majority migrant workforce, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline programme reported.

Mr Singh's brother, Harry, said that Sarel had migrated from India four years ago 'in the hope of finding a better life in Australia'.

But Sarel had told his brother, who lives in India, that his job at the Melbourne factory was 'hell' and he was planning to return home.

'He used to say that life working at that place was like hell.

'He said it's a very hard job and he was tired of it.

'But due to the burden of the loans and debts over here and in Australia too, he had to work over there and he was struggling hard.'

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KEYWORDS: australia; cheaplabor; immigrants; immigration; mishap; napl; workplaceaccident
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I guess he should have stayed in India where life is easier.
1 posted on 12/05/2010 4:31:04 PM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

well obviously the chicken industry should be shut down and everyone can eat little green crackers.


2 posted on 12/05/2010 4:33:20 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mandaladon

??

Wow.


3 posted on 12/05/2010 4:35:26 PM PST by GeronL
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To: mandaladon

That really sucks but you gotta admit, it is up there with the untimely passing of “Chuckles the Clown” on MTM...


4 posted on 12/05/2010 4:36:15 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Lt. Drebin: Like a blind man at an orgy, I was going to have to feel my way through.)
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To: mandaladon

That’s no way to get ahead in business.


5 posted on 12/05/2010 4:36:40 PM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: mandaladon

bunch of chickens pushed him....chickens “how do YOU like it” ;-)


6 posted on 12/05/2010 4:37:43 PM PST by cd jones (Liberals: spreading misery, calling it equality)
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To: mandaladon

I have a safer job, bump.


7 posted on 12/05/2010 4:38:00 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: driftdiver

8 posted on 12/05/2010 4:38:14 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: mandaladon

Mr Singh was killed instantly when he was sucked into a fast-moving machine while re-cleaning a packing area


9 posted on 12/05/2010 4:38:14 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SJSAMPLE

And I bet his boss never uses the phrase “chop chop” again.


10 posted on 12/05/2010 4:39:19 PM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: mandaladon

There’s an Indian head penny joke here someplace.


11 posted on 12/05/2010 4:41:38 PM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: mandaladon

What a lot of immigrants don’t count on is the increased cost of living in industrialized nations. What sounds like a lot of money when you are desperately poor ($8/hour in the US and Australia vs $2/day in many countries) is barely enough to get by. And jobs like the ones in chicken processing factories are hell. If you are poor, uneducated, and without some sort of skill, then you are often better off in your home country.


12 posted on 12/05/2010 4:42:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: cd jones

fowl play?


13 posted on 12/05/2010 4:42:56 PM PST by tumblindice (Margaret Cho's so ugly she gives lessons to plain women.)
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To: mandaladon

Ain’t nothing in our chicken but chicken... and soilent green.


14 posted on 12/05/2010 4:44:34 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mandaladon; Slings and Arrows
'But due to the burden of the loans and debts over here and in Australia too, he had to work over there and he was struggling hard.'

First he got sucked into the "Boys, you, too, can make B-I-G money plucking chickens in Australia--let US show you how: just send...," scam.

Sounds like his entire life sucked.

15 posted on 12/05/2010 4:46:47 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: mandaladon
I've worked dozens of red meat and poultry plants, but I can't figure out what sort of device could have sucked someone into it head first, especially packaging equipment.

And everything under maintenance or being sanitized should have been "locked out/tagged out" before he got close to it.
16 posted on 12/05/2010 4:47:47 PM PST by struwwelpeter
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To: JoeProBono
He said that on the night when Mr Singh was killed the machine was running 'at absolute capacity'.

Instead of packing up to 40 birds a minute, inquiries had found that the machine was working at top speed and processing 183 birds a minute !!

LUDACRIS SPEED !!


17 posted on 12/05/2010 4:47:58 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you cant tell if I'm being sarcastic...maybe I'm not.)
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To: mandaladon

Man, what a way to go. o_O

RIP, Mr. Singh...


18 posted on 12/05/2010 4:48:43 PM PST by DemforBush (If I ever get back my blue jeans...Lord, how happy could one man be?)
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To: mandaladon

Plant owner Monty Burns said Supervisor Homer Simpson was responsible.


19 posted on 12/05/2010 4:49:35 PM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: JoeProBono

How sad.


20 posted on 12/05/2010 4:50:02 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: I_be_tc

I agree. Very sad. My prayers for his family. this is horrific.


21 posted on 12/05/2010 4:53:07 PM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: I_be_tc
How sad.

Are you talking about the death or this disgusting comment thread?

22 posted on 12/05/2010 4:54:24 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: mandaladon

Tragic. What a terrible way to go for him and his family.


23 posted on 12/05/2010 4:55:15 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mandaladon

Yup, that’ll do ‘er.


24 posted on 12/05/2010 5:00:29 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: mandaladon
It's Shake-N-Bake...And I helped!
25 posted on 12/05/2010 5:01:08 PM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: mandaladon

What would your comment have been had it been Brittany Spears that was sucked into the machine?
.


27 posted on 12/05/2010 5:05:53 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: BfloGuy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmwqnqL3Hbg


28 posted on 12/05/2010 5:06:26 PM PST by tumblindice
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To: struwwelpeter

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> “And everything under maintenance or being sanitized should have been “locked out/tagged out” before he got close to it.”

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! ! ! ! ! !


29 posted on 12/05/2010 5:09:29 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: struwwelpeter
Being the victim was working in a packaging area it could have been a banding/strapping machine. Those flat plastic straps that are wrapped around boxes for shipping. I also have worked a few slaughter houses and meat processing plants and can't think of a machine in a chicken plant that a person could be sucked into.
30 posted on 12/05/2010 5:11:22 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I can't afford anymore hope and change!!!!)
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To: struwwelpeter

lock out/tag out might be a revolutionary concept in Australia...


31 posted on 12/05/2010 5:14:52 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: tumblindice
fowl play?

The chik-fil-a cows were seen fleeing the scene.

32 posted on 12/05/2010 5:15:03 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: editor-surveyor

What would your comment have been had it been Brittany Spears that was sucked into the machine?

I am never eating chicken again


33 posted on 12/05/2010 5:15:45 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: mandaladon

Some pretty tasteless comments on this thread...Imagine if it were one of your loved ones.


34 posted on 12/05/2010 5:16:28 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: mandaladon
Mr Sarel Singh, 34, was killed instantly when he was sucked into a machine and decapitated in an incident that has now placed the entire poultry processing industry under review.

The factory was already under investigation over claims of unlawful and unethical treatment of its majority migrant workforce, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Lateline programme reported.

Why review the entire industry? Why not just go after the owner/managers of this one factory that obviously was not adhering to the labor/safety regulations already in place?

May God comfort his family, in any case.

35 posted on 12/05/2010 5:20:01 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: mandaladon

Sad story, industrial accidents happen everywhere but buying it getting your head ripped off in a chicken plant is not on anybodies list of good ways to go. My his soul find the rest he sought in life.


36 posted on 12/05/2010 5:26:26 PM PST by dog breath
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To: mandaladon

37 posted on 12/05/2010 5:28:06 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: driftdiver

Now that is nasty, but funny....LOL


38 posted on 12/05/2010 5:31:29 PM PST by goat granny
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To: struwwelpeter
I sure hope no one tell the muzzies about this machine, they'll start buying them up and decapitate in an express line..
39 posted on 12/05/2010 5:34:29 PM PST by goat granny
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To: mandaladon
Helpdesk-flag-at-half-mast-today-but-KFC-running-a-2-for-1-coupon-sale-in-Sydney ping.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

40 posted on 12/05/2010 5:38:47 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: mandaladon

“Just moments before he was running around like a chicken with.....”


41 posted on 12/05/2010 5:41:30 PM PST by elephantlips
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To: Jaxter
There’s an Indian head penny joke here someplace.

That's funny, I was looking for a chicken-choking joke.

42 posted on 12/05/2010 5:48:06 PM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (Life is hardly more than a fraction of a second. Such a little time to prepare oneself for eternity!)
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To: driftdiver

“everyone can eat little green crackers.”

lol. good one.


43 posted on 12/05/2010 5:51:42 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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Humans: 40,000,000
Chickens: 1


44 posted on 12/05/2010 5:52:56 PM PST by Rio
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To: driftdiver

Years ago the media was all over the working conditions in poultry processing plants in the US, specifically the South. Lots of missing fingers & hands, poor working conditions etc. Don’t remember hearing about missing heads.

I understand the fingers. Not sure how he managed to lose his head.


45 posted on 12/05/2010 5:53:35 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: mandaladon

The taliban would pay an arm and a leg for this machine.


46 posted on 12/05/2010 5:55:00 PM PST by SgtHooper
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To: driftdiver

well obviously the chicken industry should be shut down and everyone can eat little green crackers

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Karma’s a bitch


47 posted on 12/05/2010 5:58:21 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: dog breath

‘not on anybodies list of good ways to go.’

You have a list of good ways to go?


48 posted on 12/05/2010 5:59:40 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: editor-surveyor
If it had been Hillary it would have yielded two small breasts, two fat thighs, and two left wings.

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49 posted on 12/05/2010 6:01:08 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: mandaladon

“Mr Singh’s brother, Harry, said that Sarel had migrated from India four years ago ‘in the hope of finding a better life in Australia’. “

At least they didn’t write he had migrated to Australia to get ahead in life. I’d expect it from today’s media.


50 posted on 12/05/2010 6:01:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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