A 63-year-old man has been found dead in a kettle cooker at a food processing plant.
Police confirmed the discovery of Dale R. Devilli's body in the machine at the Lassonde Pappas plant in Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA, on Monday (September 19).
After reports of a workplace accident, authorities made the trip to the plant where they found the 63-year-old's body following their arrival.
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While Devilli’s death is not being treated as suspicious, cops have confirmed that the investigation of the employee's death is an ongoing matter.
A spokesman for Lassonde Pappas said in a statement: “Early Monday morning, an accident that caused a fatal injury to one of our employees occurred at our facility."
During the statement, it wasn't made clear on what type of accident led to the death of Devilli, although the spokesman sent his well wishes to his family.
“We are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time,” the plant spokesman added.
Alongside the police, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating Devilli’s death, according to a federal inspection database.
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Lassonde Pappas, a Canadian company that produces fruit and vegetable juices, had been employing Devilli for a number of years as a millwright, according to an online obituary.
“He will be remembered for his years of expertise and vigorous work ethic. He hardly ever missed a day of work and took pride in his job,” the obituary said.
The obituary also states that Devilli is survived by his wife of 28 years and their two daughters.
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