Report: Man Caught In Grinder At Taunton Hummus-Making Plant Dies

TAUNTON (CBS) — Taunton police say a man was killed in an accident at a hummus-making plant early Friday morning.

Officers went to Tribe Mediterranean Foods at about 2 a.m. for reports of an “industrial accident.”

According to the Taunton Gazette, a man’s arm was caught in a grinder.

He was taken to Morton Hospital, where he died.

His name has not been released.

There has been no comment yet from the company.

Tribe Mediterranean Foods, which was established in 1993, makes and sells 17 all-natural flavors of hummus and five organic products.

Comments

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  1. Willow says:

    How terrible! I’m so sorry for this family. My sympathy to you all.

  2. Cynic says:

    Your attempt at humor missed its mark by a miile.

    1. SFP says:

      No. As sad as the story is, it is kind of funny.

    2. Mann says:

      Merry Christmas, Cynic!

  3. Bill E Bob says:

    How much you wanna bet someone warned him about grinding his life away at a dead end job?

    1. ggramp's says:

      You’re a ‘tribute’ to your parents….

      gramps

  4. sft says:

    No, it isn’t funny at all. A man lost his life. His family lost a loved one. And he died in an awful and painful way. I remember reading that during Sadam Hussein’s reign of terror that he sometimes put his enemies in a wood-chipper–feet first so that they would feel pain longer.The way that this man died seems to be just as terrible as that. Prayers to this man’s family and friends.

  5. sullyinma says:

    I see that the trolls (Bill E Bob, Lean!, etc.) are coming out of the woodwork.

    1. Yum Yum Want Some says:

      And that makes YOU……

      ?

  6. Jeff Stoner says:

    Sad story. I did factory work many years ago and the worst accidents always happened on the graveyard shift. We had a fellow doze off around 5 AM and fall into a big shredder built to pulverize 60-pound boxes of fanfold printer paper. He was working the room alone (big violation right there) and basically just vanished, basically. When he didn’t punch out, the shift supervisor went looking for him. They brought in a hazmat team to clean the poor soul out of there.

  7. joejoe says:

    SFP THANKS FOR REMINDING ME THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE LEFT IN THIS WORLD WITH SOME HUMANITY AND SYMPATHY TOWARDS OTHERS tRULY A BAD WAY TO DIE . LITE AND LOVE TO HIS FAMILY

    1. Dave says:

      Oh, there’s a “good way”?

  8. Skeptical says:

    Was the worker employed legally?
    Also, was the worker on any stimulant drugs to stay awake?

  9. Believer says:

    God Help our sick messed up country. When people can make jokes about a thing like this it speaks volumes about how degenerate we’ve become. When will we wake up and realize that life without God means death without hope? This mans struggle to feed and support himself and his loved ones is over, in a terrible way, but he is at peace, and hopefully with God in heaven.

  10. SALLY says:

    Such cruel words!

  11. Iambic PentaMaster says:

    The man died in a hummus grinder,
    Do all of you need a reminder?
    Please end your pursuit,
    To come off so cute,
    And make your comments somewhat kinder.

  12. Paolo Caruso says:

    Some people think TRIBE is a arabic company. It is an ISRAELI connected company. TRIBE started off extremely well capitalized and did lots of promotions, advertising, free tasting trucks etc. not your typical small business startup.
    Unfortunately, I will not be able to eat their humus without thinking of this poor guy’s arm in the grinder, as well as his life. Something was definitely amiss for this to happen.

  13. Willow says:

    I only hope the family of this man doesn’t read any of these comments. I almost can’t believe some of what I’m reading. What’s wrong with some of you people? A man went to work today only to be killed and never return home again. Have some respect for his family and friends. A firefighter dies on the job and he gets a funeral fit for a president. This poor man dies on his job and gets nothing but ridicule. I think some of you need to grow up.

  14. Willow says:

    I only hope the family of this man doesn’t read any of these comments. I almost can’t believe some of what I’m reading. What’s wrong with some of you people? A man went to work today only to be killed and never return home again. Have some respect for his family and friends. A firefighter dies on the job and he gets a funeral fit for a president. This poor man dies on his job and gets nothing but ridicule. I think some of you need to grow up. And then learn about respect.

  15. Willow says:

    Most of you are pretty sick!!! If someone in your family should die on their job, please let’s hear how funny it is and don’t forget the jokes.

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