One man is dead following a tragic and heart wrenching workplace accident that could've been easily prevented. In addition, 41-year-old, Hugo Avalos-Channon was killed in April 2013 when he was cleaning a meat blender at Oregon based, Interstate Meat Distributors. Likewise, Avalos-Channon was cleaning the blender when for unknown reasons he fell, just as the machine turned on.
Sadly the worker was pulled into the machine, legs first to his death. No witnesses were around at the time of the accident, and fellow workers only recall hearing Avalos-Channon's desperate screams as he was sucked into the machine. The family of Avalos-Channon is now suing the meat distributor for failing to follow safety procedures, and is seeking $5 million in damages. The company is known for grinding and packaging hamburgers for commercial businesses in Oregon and parts of Washington.
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