Bumble Bee Foods, 2 others charged after employee died in pressure cooker

On Oct. 11, 2012, Jose Melena, 62, entered a 35-foot oven at the company’s Santa Fe Springs plant to make a repair inside the machine, which is used to sterilize thousands of cans of tuna at a time. Unaware that Melena was inside the oven, other plant workers loaded several carts that altogether held about 12,000 pounds of tuna, shut the door and turned on the oven, prosecutors said. In a statement, the company said it disagrees with and is “disappointed by the charges” filed by Los Angeles prosecutors. Read the rest here  photo 18:53