2012's Bumble Bee worker death case

On August 12, 2015 a LA court had put a record charge of USD 6 million settlement to Bumble Bee for the death case caused to its worker, Mr. Jose Melena on Oct. 11, 2012 while working in the cylinder oven. He was trapped inside one of the ovens and was slowly burned to dead in a  strikingly safety viololation ever known in the tuna canning industry.

Bumble Bee Foods has to pay for Melena family USD 1.5 million; 750,000 to local environmental enforcement fund; 750,000 as fine and court costs. Another sum of USD 3 million must be spent for replacing all ovens so that they will be operated without human to enter to load the cans.

Talking about this tragic accident an attorney said,“I’ve … been a prosecutor for more than 20 years. I’ve tried more than 40 murder cases, and this is the worst circumstances of death I have ever, ever witnessed.... I think any person would prefer to be, if they had to die some way … to be shot or stabbed than to be slowly cooked to death in an oven.”

Detailed document of this worst dead case can be read at this.