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NY Worker Dies Falling Into Tortilla Machine

NEW YORK – Police say a Brooklyn factory worker has died after falling into a machine used for mixing tortillas.

Police were called to the scene at around 2:30 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered the 22-year-old victim had fallen inside the waist-high machine at Tortilleria Chinantla (tor-tih-REE’-ah chee-NAHNT’-lah) in Williamsburg.

The victim, identified as Juan Baten of Brooklyn, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say no criminality is suspected.

According to the company’s website, it was founded in 1992 and makes tortillas for restaurants as well as for sale in local markets.