Employee Cooked to Death at Bumble Bee Tuna Plant

Bumble Bee.
Bumble Bee. Photo: Bumble Bee Foods

A 62-year-old employee of Bumble Bee Foods was “cooked to death” at the seafood company’s L.A.-based processing plant. Jose Melena was trapped in the factory’s pressure cooker last Thursday morning and pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics, owing to extensive damage to his body. Bumble Bee shut down its operations through the weekend to allow for an investigation into the death, with plans to reopen today, while a spokesperson clarifies that no canned albacore was contaminated in the incident. Either way, what a total bummer. [L.A. Now/LAT]