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Worker dies in accident at Mass. hummus plant

December 16, 2011
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TAUNTON, Mass.—Authorities say a Massachusetts food plant worker has died after getting his arm stuck in a grinding machine he was cleaning.

A spokesman for the Bristol district attorney's office says 28-year-old Daniel Callazo was pronounced dead at the Tribe Mediterranean Foods plant in Taunton at around 2 a.m. Friday. The plant makes hummus, a popular Middle Eastern chickpea dip. Callazo was part of the plant's sanitation crew.

The spokesman says his death doesn't appear suspicious, but is being investigated by local police and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Tribe said is working with those authorities on the investigation.

The company said in a statement it is "terribly saddened" by Callazo's death, and has made counselors available to help his family and co-workers.

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