Man Dies After Falling Into Tortilla Mixer

01/24/2011 08:58 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A 22-year-old factory worker in East Williamsburg died this morning after falling into an industrial tortilla dough mixer, police said.

According to the New York Times:

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was working at Tortilleria Chinantla at 975 Grand Street in East Williamsburg around 2:30 a.m. when he fell into the waist-high tub of the mixer and was pinned by the metal blade, which is not sharp but is powered by a strong motor, the police said.

Employees tried but were unable to save the man once he fell in.

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