LOS ANGELES — Bumble Bee Foods and two directors were charged by Los Angeles prosecutors Monday with disregarding security regulations in the demise of a specialist who was cooked in a mechanical oven with huge amounts of fish.
Jose Melena was performing support in a 35-foot-long stove at the organization’s Santa Fe Springs plant before sunrise Oct. 11, 2012, when an associate, who erroneously accepted Melena was in the washroom, filled the weight cooker with 12,000 pounds of canned fish and it was turned on.
At the point when a director perceived Melena, 62, was forgetting, a declaration was made on the radio and representatives looked for him in the office and parking garage, as per a report by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. His body was discovered after two hours after the weight cooker, which came to a temperature of 270 degrees, was killed and opened.
The organization, its plant Operations Director Angel Rodriguez and previous wellbeing chief Saul Florez were every accused of three tallies of abusing Occupational Safety & Health Administration decides that created a demise.
The charges determine that the organization and the two men unyieldingly damaged principles that oblige executing a wellbeing arrangement, rules for laborers entering limited spaces, and a method to keep apparatus or gear killed in the event that somebody’s chipping away at it.
Rodriguez, 63, of Riverside, and Florez, 42, of Whittier, could face up to three years in jail and fines up to $250,000 if declared guilty all charges, prosecutors said. Honey bee Foods confronts a most extreme fine of $1.5 million. Arraignments of work environment infringement are remarkable — even in fatalit.