Worker dies after tortilla factory fall
Police say a Brooklyn factory worker was pronounced dead early Monday 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 into a waist-high machine at Tortilleria Chinantla in Williamsburg.
He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld until his family could be notified. Police say no criminality is suspected. No cause of death was announced.
According to the company's website, it was founded in 1992 and makes tortillas for restaurants as well as for sale in local markets.