A worker at a New Jersey food processing plant was found dead inside a kettle cooker Monday and authorities said it did not appear suspicious in nature.
According to state troopers, 63-year-old Dale R. Devilli was on the job at the Lassonde Pappas and Co. plant in Bridgeton when authorities were notified an unconscious man had been found, NBC News reported Thursday.
When they arrived, the man was pronounced dead but the case remained under investigation.
A company spokesperson said, “We are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague and our hearts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.”
Meanwhile, the company said it was an accident, according to New Jersey 101.5.
However, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) opened an investigation, an agency spokesperson told the outlet on Wednesday.
“Dale R. Devilli, 63, of Lawrence Township passed away the morning of September 19, 2022,” his obituary on…