Worker Killed At Meat Processing Plant

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CANTON, Ohio – A worker at a meat processing plant in northeast Ohio has been killed after becoming caught in a machine, said officials.

According to The Repository, the Stark County Coroner’s Office has identified the worker killed Saturday afternoon at the Fresh Mark plant in Canton as Samuel Martinez, 62, of Canton.

Officials said the Guatemalan national died at the scene.

A coroner’s investigator said Martinez stepped into a chute and got caught in a waste auger.

Fresh Mark said in a statement Saturday that company officials are working with authorities to determine what happened.

A worker at the plant was electrocuted in 2011 when he tried to plug in a fan while standing in water.

Fresh Mark sells ham, bacon, hot dogs, and lunch meat under the Superior’s and Sugardale brands.

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