State Shuts Down Tortilleria Chinantla


According to City Room, Tortilleria Chinantla, the East Williamsburg tortilla factory where employee Juan Baten died after falling into the dough mixer, has been shut down by the state after it was discovered that the plant has gone a year without workers’ compensation insurance and owes $56,000 in penalties. Suddenly that fun jingle doesn’t seem so fun anymore. [City Room/NYT]