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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Skot

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

  • Skot

    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!

  • frito bandito

    pass the gucamole

  • STAN


  • Johnny Blaster

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

  • jerry

    is it still mexican food ?

  • Orson

    One ground beef taco please.

  • David Burrows

    Too bad it wasn’t a tequila mixing machine.

    • Tomas Tostito

      Ay caramba, mi hermano es muerto en tortilla!

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