New Jersey – A beloved father was found dead inside of a kettle cooker at a Lassonde Pappas plant on Monday.
Dale Devilli, 63, was found dead inside of a kettle cooker after Cumberland County police were called to the processing plant.
Devilli was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to police, Devilli’s death appears to be a workplace accident and no foul play is suspected.
OSHA and police are investigating Devilli’s death.
Devilli is survived by his wife of 28 years and his two daughters.
New Jersey 101.5 reported:
A man’s death at a food processing facility in Cumberland County has prompted an investigation by federal labor inspectors — as the company has said there was a workplace accident that caused the fatality.
State Police said troopers responded before 8 a.m. on Monday to a report of an unresponsive person at a site on Parsonage Road in Upper Deerfield Township.
A 63-year-old man was found inside of a kettle cooker, according to police.
Dale Devilli, of Millville, was pronounced dead shortly after.
Troopers said there was nothing suspicious in nature at the scene.
“Early Monday morning, an accident that caused a fatal injury to one of our employees occurred at our facility in Seabrook, New Jersey,” Lassonde spokesman, Alexander Roberton said in a written response to New Jersey 101.5 Wednesday evening. Seabrook is an area of the township.
“We are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time,” he continued.