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Cleaner falls in giant meat grinder and dies

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Cleaner falls in giant meat grinder and dies
The accident happened at the Westfleisch meat factory. Photo: DPA
08:57 CEST+02:00
A cleaner fell into a huge meat grinder at a factory in western Germany on Tuesday and died instantly.

The 47-year-old man was at the end of his shift at Westfleisch meat factory in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia, when he fell into the three-metre wide grinder which he was about to clean.

Emergency services were called at 9.10 pm and the recovery of the body took several hours.

Police said in a statement on Wednesday the cleaner fell into the machine for an “unknown reason”.

Investigators have confiscated the machine.

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