Tuna’s are tasty and nutritious but what if you found out that there’s a human body, cooked inside your favorite can of tuna?
Jose Melena, 62, was carrying out maintenance in the 35 foot long oven in Santa Fe Springs, LA, when a co-worker filled the cooker with tuna and turned it on – believing Jose had taken a break.
An announcement was made on the intercom when supervisors realized he was missing. His body was found two hours later after the pressure cooker, which reached a temperature of 270 degrees. Two managers at Bumble Bee Foods have been charged by violating safety regulations.
Angel Rodriguez, 63, and Saul Florez, 42, the managers of Bumble Bee Foods could face up to three years in prison.
We remain devastated by the loss of our colleague Jose Melena in the tragic accident. We disagree with and are disappointed by the charges filed by the Los Angeles district attorney’s office.
Seriously, burning to death sounds horrific enough, but having 12,000 lbs of stinking, slimy tuna dumped on you at the same time? What a reckless company! Did they not have some kind of a safety measure for their employees to completely avoid such terrible thing to happen?
We, hope this could serve as a warning to such companies out there.