Worker at Massachusetts Plant Crushed in Ice Machine

May 6, 2009

Authorities are investigating the death of a worker who became caught in an industrial ice-making machine at a seafood processing plant in New Bedford.

A spokesman for the Bristol District Attorney’s office says 40-year-old Joseph Teixeira of New Bedford got caught in the machine Monday morning at the Northern Wind Inc. facility. At least part of the victim’s body was crushed in the machine.

Police Lt. Jeffrey Silva said the man was working alone at the time. The death is believed to be accidental.

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