The Associated Press reports
that 62-year-old Jose Melena, an employee at the Bumble Bee Seafood
plant in Santa Fe Springs, was found shortly before 7:00 a.m. on Thursday after he somehow ended up inside an industrial oven known as a steamer machine.
Cal-OSHA spokeswoman Erika Monterroza told
the Los Angeles Times
that an preliminary investigation found that Melena "was fatally injured when he was cooked in an oven" but there was no indication of how he ended up inside the steamer.
Pat Menke, vice president of human resources for Bumble Bee Foods, expressed condolences to Melena's family. He'd worked at the plant for six years. The factory has been shut down until Monday.