Man Dies After Falling Into Tortilla Machine At B’klyn Factory

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Brooklyn factory worker has died after falling into a machine used for mixing tortillas.

Police were called to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered the 22-year-old victim had fallen inside the waist-high machine at Tortilleria Chinantla in Williamsburg.

The victim, identified as Juan Baten of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say no criminality is suspected.

According to the company’s website, it was founded in 1992 and makes tortillas for restaurants as well as for sale in local markets.

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One Comment

  1. Skot says:

    Oompa loompa doobiddy doo
    Freaky little midgets singing to you
    Oompa loompa doobiddy dee
    There’s something very itchy on my peepee

  2. Skot says:

    Oompa loompa doobiddy dee
    Check the ingredients and than you will see
    There just might be some jerk in your food
    Instead of eating taco’s your eating some dude!

  3. frito bandito says:

    pass the gucamole

  4. STAN says:


  5. Johnny Blaster says:

    No class people, guy died a horrific death, and you people make jokes

  6. jerry says:

    is it still mexican food ?

  7. Orson says:

    One ground beef taco please.

  8. David Burrows says:

    Too bad it wasn’t a tequila mixing machine.

    1. Tomas Tostito says:

      Ay caramba, mi hermano es muerto en tortilla!

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