Man dies in industrial accident at Berry Plastics

By Jenny Eagle contact

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags: New jersey, Occupational safety and health

Berry Plastics makes packaigng for dairy, confectionery, snacks & beverages. Picture: Berry Global.
Berry Plastics makes packaigng for dairy, confectionery, snacks & beverages. Picture: Berry Global.
A 46-year-old man has died at Berry Plastics plant in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, after claims he was struck by a piece of industrial machinery.

The accident happened at approximately 11.30am on Tuesday (July 25), according to reports.

The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into the incident.

Police chief Jason Garcia said the man, named as Noel Oquendo, was an employee at the company and was working in an area of the plant with numerous types of equipment but did not say exactly what type of equipment was involved.

A preliminary investigation indicates the man was struck in the head just after 11:30am as he was tending to a possible problem with the machine he was manning​," he told news agency lehighvalleylive.com.

The machine printed labels for plastic bottles before they were shipped​.”

Garcia did not have a cause and manner of the Berry Plastics employee's death. The Morris County medical examiner will make that determination.

Berry Plastics, based in Evansville, Indiana, has several plants globally and makes packaging for dry foods, bakery, snacks, confectionery, dairy and beverages.

Related news

Related products

Hit the right notes: measuring sound in food

Hit the right notes: measuring sound in food

Stable Micro Systems | 18-Jun-2018 | Application Note

The crack of chocolate, the snap of a biscuit, the crunch of a crisp – a food’s signature sound can increase consumers’ perceptions of quality and food...

Testing texture in gluten-free bakery

Testing texture in gluten-free bakery

Stable Micro Systems | 19-Mar-2018 | Technical / White Paper

Nothing beats biting into freshly baked foods, but without gluten, bakery products can fall flat. As gluten-free sales soar and competition intensifies...

Related suppliers

Follow us

Featured Events

View more

Products

View more