Cleaner Killed When He Falls Into Meat Blender

Source: AP / CBS News

CLACKAMAS, ORE. – An Oregon cleaning worker was killed when he fell into a running blender at a meat-processing plant, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputy Nate Thompson identified the worker as Hugo Avalos-Chanon, 41, of Portland. He worked for DCS Sanitation Management, a cleaning company that has a contract with Interstate Meat Distributors.

Paramedics and sheriff’s deputies were called around 11:45 p.m. Friday, after Avalos-Chanon was found entangled in the machinery.

He was cleaning the facility along with several other workers when he fell, reports CBS Portland, Ore. affiliate KOIN-TV.

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