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Worker dies in mixing machine accident at cheese company

January 24, 2019

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 41-year-old New Jersey man has died after a workplace accident with a mixing machine at an upstate New York cheese company.

The Orangetown Police Department in Rockland County says officers were called to the Icco Cheese Company in Orangeburg on Jan. 15 to investigate an accident. An employee, Edwin Nunez of Patterson, New Jersey, was found inside a mixing machine that was assigned as his work station.

Paramedics pronounced Nunez dead at the scene.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

Icco Cheese Company makes bread crumbs as well as grated Italian-style cheeses.

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