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A man cleaning a meat grinder at a meat packing plant in Oregon somehow managed to fall into the grinder where he was chopped, sliced, and packaged for sale.

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From CBS here:

A man has died at an Oregon packaging plant after falling into a meat grinder.

Clackamas County authorities say 41-year-old Hugo Avalos-Chanon, a contract employee for DCS Sanitation Management, fell into a meat blender at Interstate Meat Distributors while cleaning.

An employee pressed the emergency switch in an effort to stop the blender, but it was too late. Dr. Cliff Young, deputy state medical examiner, tells that Avalos-Chanon died from “blunt-force injuries and chopping wounds.”

Darrin Hoy, president of Interstate Meat Distributors, called it an “extremely unfortunate incident.”

Well the article doesn’t say if he was cleaning the meat blender itself or if he slipped and fell into it while cleaning something else but dayam, what a way to go. Someone needs to review the safety procedures about working around active equipment.

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