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Worker Dies After Being Cooked In Tuna PlantOven
CBS Local L.A. ^ | 10-13-12 | Staff

Posted on 10/14/2012 6:36:18 PM PDT by Red Badger

SANTA FE SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old employee was cooked to death at a Southern California seafood plant for tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods

The Whittier Daily News reports Jose Melena was found Thursday shortly before 7 a.m. at the plant in Santa Fe Springs. California Division of Occupational Safety and Health spokeswoman Erika Monterroza says t’s unclear how the man ended up inside a cooking device called a “steamer machine.”

The state department has launched an investigation into the accident.

In a written statement, Bumble Bee Foods spokesman Pat Menke expressed condolences to Melena’s family and says operations at the canning facility will be suspended at the plant until Monday.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; US: California
KEYWORDS: bumblebee; tuna
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1 posted on 10/14/2012 6:36:22 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

sorry, Charlie


2 posted on 10/14/2012 6:38:01 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: babble-on

Now that was very naughty! But I laughed. :-)


3 posted on 10/14/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Red Badger

At least there aren’t any dolphins in it


4 posted on 10/14/2012 6:41:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Red Badger

Something is fishy about this article.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 6:43:25 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Red Badger
Wow, what a terrible way to die.

These industrial steamers are massive, often several stories high.

6 posted on 10/14/2012 6:44:35 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: GeronL

Yeah, being from San Diego, he was probably a Chargers fan.......


7 posted on 10/14/2012 6:45:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: GeronL

Reporters asked the dead man how he came to die in a fish steamer, but he just clammed up.


8 posted on 10/14/2012 6:45:47 PM PDT by HannibalHamlinJr
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To: Jim from C-Town

Gad, how I love seafood.


9 posted on 10/14/2012 6:46:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Red Badger

The family has a big settlement to the tuna millions of dollars in the can! No need to hire a shark shyster.


10 posted on 10/14/2012 6:48:19 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Red Badger

The guy really got steamed because he heard that he was going to get canned. (I stole that)


11 posted on 10/14/2012 6:49:09 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: Red Badger

The state department has launched an investigation into the accident.

Is that standard procedure for industrial accidents?


12 posted on 10/14/2012 6:49:48 PM PDT by mouse1
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To: Red Badger

Is this one of the companies owned by Nazi Pelosi?


13 posted on 10/14/2012 6:50:09 PM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: caver
Bumble Bee is headquartered in San Diego and is owned by Lion Capital LLP, a British private equity firm.
14 posted on 10/14/2012 6:51:54 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." - Barack Hussein Obama - Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009.)
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To: mouse1

Was there a mean and vile video involved?.........


15 posted on 10/14/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger; a fool in paradise
Chicken Mexican of the Sea.
16 posted on 10/14/2012 6:53:24 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Red Badger

17 posted on 10/14/2012 6:56:05 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Red Badger

It wasn’t “after.” It was “while”


18 posted on 10/14/2012 7:00:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: babble-on

Not sure that that is good tasting or in good taste, but I laughted anyway.


19 posted on 10/14/2012 7:02:52 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Red Badger

Bush’s fault


20 posted on 10/14/2012 7:03:40 PM PDT by spintreebob
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To: Red Badger

No one know how he ending up in the machine?
Perhaps, Instead of sleeping with the fishes, he’s steam bathing with the fishes? 62 yo worker knew too much.


21 posted on 10/14/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Red Badger

So thats what stunk up the 5 freeway


22 posted on 10/14/2012 7:05:46 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Red Badger

This post was giving me a haddock. But I finished reading it just for the halibut!


23 posted on 10/14/2012 7:11:33 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Don’t flounder around too much.........


24 posted on 10/14/2012 7:18:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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25 posted on 10/14/2012 7:18:10 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: cotton1706

He said he was going to get canned earlier in the week.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 7:19:47 PM PDT by FishinTX (Barak Obama HATES you.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Picky-picky.....


27 posted on 10/14/2012 7:20:01 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger

Bumble Bee isn’t very good salmon.

Now I guess I know why.


28 posted on 10/14/2012 7:20:14 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Red Badger

Witnesses say that Jose became distracted while singing a hit tuna.


29 posted on 10/14/2012 7:22:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: South40
Bumble Bee is headquartered in San Diego and is owned by Lion Capital LLP, a British private equity firm.

Good thing it wasn't owned by Bain Capital.

30 posted on 10/14/2012 7:24:28 PM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: Red Badger

For his sake, I hope he was cooking in oil. Tuna in oil is certainly better tasting than tuna in water.


31 posted on 10/14/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Red Badger

I think this is why so many people insist on voting “early” these days. You never know.


32 posted on 10/14/2012 7:27:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Obama "foam"?)
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To: Red Badger

That’s what he gets for driving a Stingray to work. It. He’d blown a seal in it, but everyone figured it was a lifestyle choice. His friends all called him Marlin and he was one heck of a bass player.

/Kip Addotta


33 posted on 10/14/2012 7:30:49 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Red Badger; Larry Lucido; F15Eagle

Their tuna tastes like an old sponge.


34 posted on 10/14/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by Gamecock
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To: babble-on

lol!


35 posted on 10/14/2012 7:36:16 PM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Red Badger

Soylent of the Sea


36 posted on 10/14/2012 7:36:46 PM PDT by TChad
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To: babble-on

“Sorry, Charlie. StarKist wants tuna that tastes good, not tuna with good taste.”


37 posted on 10/14/2012 7:39:04 PM PDT by Autonomous User (The Obama Doctrine: Blame America First.)
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To: Red Badger

Reminds me of a ‘friend’ of mine that died in an industrial accident.
He worked at a brewery and fell into a vat of beer and drowned.

Witnesses say he climbed out five times to go to the head as he didn’t want to ‘whizz’ in the beer.


38 posted on 10/14/2012 7:40:16 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Gamecock

You’ve eaten old sponges?....


39 posted on 10/14/2012 7:51:58 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Revolting cat!

Fewer calories........


40 posted on 10/14/2012 7:54:17 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: spintreebob

May have ‘Pushes’ fault.......


41 posted on 10/14/2012 7:55:34 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: xrmusn

Well, thdt tells me it wasn’t CORONA..........


42 posted on 10/14/2012 7:57:05 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger
Doesn't sound like he died “after” being cooked but rather during the cooking.
43 posted on 10/14/2012 8:19:55 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Red Badger

They said he makes one heck of a tuna casserole.


44 posted on 10/14/2012 8:20:35 PM PDT by floozy22 (The Bro must GO)
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To: Red Badger

I wonder if his name was Stanley?


45 posted on 10/14/2012 8:26:47 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: griswold3

Maybe he crawled in to take a siesta and someone came along and turned on the machine. I can’t think of any other way it could have happened other than murder.


46 posted on 10/14/2012 8:31:23 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: babble-on

Lol.


47 posted on 10/14/2012 9:06:26 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: Red Badger

I think that people who mock someone who died a horrible and painful death are sick in the head.

Shame on you.


48 posted on 10/14/2012 9:42:14 PM PDT by diamond6 (Freerepublic.com and Hillbuzz.org are my go to sites for conservative news.)
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To: babble-on

hope thay take that batch of tuna off the market Tuna and humans don’t make a good sandwich


49 posted on 10/14/2012 9:45:11 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny
Tuna and humans don’t make a good sandwich

Tried one? Tell us about it.

50 posted on 10/14/2012 9:47:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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