Worker killed in meat processing plant accident in Canton identified

Worker killed in meat processing plant accident in Canton identified

CANTON, OH (WOIO) - The worker killed in an accident Saturday night at a meat processing plant in Canton has been identified.

The Stark County Medical Examiner confirms that 62-year-old Samuel Martinez of Canton was pronounced dead after the accident at the Fresh Mark plant at 1600 Harmont Avenue NE in Canton.

Investigators said the victim's leg became caught in a piece of machinery causing fatal injuries.

Brittany Julian, the director of marketing for Fresh Mark, sent the following statement:

"Saturday afternoon just before 5pm, we experienced a work-related fatality at our Canton facility. Our primary concern rests with the wellbeing of this employee's family, as well as with the safety and wellbeing of all our employees in the Canton and other Fresh Mark facilities. We are working with authorities to determine the facts regarding this incident."

An autopsy will take place on Sunday and production at the plant has been shut down for the night.

Canton police are assisting in the investigation.

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