KENNER, LA (WVUE) - A worker at the Pellerin Milnor industrial plant was trapped and crushed in piece of machinery.
According to the Kenner Police Department, the 58-year-old man was working on the rotating parts of a Okuma Macturn 550-W machine when it automatically turned on, crushing and killing the man. Police say the victim was a "master operator for the machine" and had worked at the plant for 6 years.
He was pronounced dead on the scene just after noon.
Police are not identifying the deceased until family have been notified.
Pellerin Milnor is a commercial and industrial laundry equipment manufacturer located in the 700 block of Jackson Avenue.