New Jersey food processing plant worker found dead in kettle

A 63-year-old employee was found dead in a kettle at a food processing plant in New Jersey earlier this week, police said.

The body of Dale R. Devilli was discovered in the machine at Lassonde Pappas’ Cumberland County factory around 8 a.m. Monday.

Authorities were dispatched to the plant after reports of an accident at work and made the grim discovery upon arrival.

Devilli’s death was not treated as suspicious, but police said the investigation was ongoing.

“Early Monday morning, an accident occurred at our facility in which one of our employees was fatally injured,” a spokesman for Lassonde Pappas told New Jersey 101.5.

It was not initially clear what type of accident led to the death.

“We are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time,” the spokesman said.

The body of Dale R. Devilli was discovered in the machine at Lassonde Pappas' Cumberland County factory around 8 a.m. Monday.
The body of Dale R. Devilli was discovered in the machine at Lassonde Pappas’ Cumberland County factory around 8 a.m. Monday.

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating Devilli’s death, a federal inspection database shows.

Detelli had worked as a grinder at Lassonde Pappas — a Canadian company that makes fruit and vegetable juices, according to an online obituary.

“He will be remembered for his years of expertise and energetic work ethic. He hardly missed a day’s work and was proud of his job,” the obituary reads.

Detelli is survived by his 28-year-old wife and their two daughters, according to the obituary.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/22/worker-found-dead-in-kettle-cooker-at-nj-food-processing-plant/ New Jersey food processing plant worker found dead in kettle

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