Most people realize that there are many dangers in life that threaten their safety. For example, one might realize they have the potential of becoming involved in an accident during a long commute to work. However, most people assume that they are safe in their place of employment, and their employers will take measure to protect them from known dangers in their work environment. Unfortunately, the safety measures in place at a California plant are being questioned today after a fatal accident cost the life of one of its employees.
In early May, the body of a 62-year-old employee of Bumble Bee Foods -- a father of six children --was found in an industrial pressure cooker. His job was to load baskets of tuna into the cooker. According to reports, he had entered the cooker in order to adjust a malfunctioning chain. A coroner's report indicates that the man died from burns.