Worker Dies from Food Processing Equipment Incident

The worker got trapped in the equipment.

Kristen Kazarian, Managing Editor

June 10, 2024

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Worker dies after becoming stuck in food processing equipment
Authorities were able to free the worker but he later died at the scene.Joos Mind/The Image Bank via Getty Images

A maintenance worker has died at the Cuisine Solutions' food processing facility in San Antonio, TX, after a tragic accident.

According to police reports, the employee had been trapped by machinery. The police were able to free the employee and tried to revive him, but he passed away later at the scene.

The worker, whose identity was released on Saturday, was believed to have suffered a heart attack on Friday morning before becoming trapped in the heavy machinery at the plant. The San Antonio Fire Department responded to the emergency call just before 10 a.m. 

Following the incident, Herve Chignon, COO of Cuisine Solutions, released a statement that read: "On June 7, 2024, the passing of a maintenance employee occurred at Cuisine Solutions’ food processing facility in San Antonio, Texas. Out of respect for the family, the name of our coworker will be withheld. We offer our most sincere and deepest condolences and support to his family, friends, and coworkers."

The statement emphasizes the company's commitment to safety and notes that they are working closely with local authorities and following all necessary protocols during the investigation.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Cuisine Solutions is a leading sous vide processing company. Sous vide is a cooking method in which food is sealed and cooked in water at precise times and temperatures. The method was discovered by Cuisine Solutions Chief Scientist, Dr. Bruno Goussault, the company website states. Sous vide has made its way into the commercial market with a variety of consumer and pro-grade sous vide equipment options now available.

About the Author(s)

Kristen Kazarian

Managing Editor

Kristen Kazarian has been a writer and editor for more than three decades. She has worked at several consumer magazines and B2B publications in the fields of food and beverage, packaging, processing, women's interest, local news, health and nutrition, fashion and beauty, automotive, and computers.

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