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Latino Daily News

Monday January 24, 2011

Tortilla Killing:  Worker Crushed to Death After Falling into Vat of Tortilla Dough

In what some are calling a work accident and raising eyebrows amongst others:  a 22-year old employee of Brooklyn’s Tortilleria Chinantla was killed when he fell into a waist-high tub of tortilla dough.

Though New York Police don’t suspect foul play, it is not known how the employee fell into the tub and what exactly killed him – the dough or the mixer. 

The incident happened at 2:25 am at the tortilla factory that has been in business since 1992 making tortillas for local New York restaurants and local grocers.