Workers in the US food industry were reminded last week about some of the safety hazards that exist in food production when an industrial food processing machine that was cutting cabbage spun out of control, crushing one man to death, severing another man's arm and injuring two others, police said.
A report on Canoe News writes that Jose Chagulia, a 39-year-old , was killed early last Monday when a rotating drum broke loose from its base as it chopped cabbage for coleslaw, pinning him against a wall, officials said.
The man with the severed arm and the two other injured men - one with a serious leg wound and one with a head cut - were hospitalised on Monday, police spokeswoman Carmen Melendez said. Their names and conditions were not released.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was investigating the incident.