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New Bedford man dies at city seafood plant

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Authorities say a 35-year-old man cleaning out a shellfish shucking machine at a New Bedford seafood processing plant has died.

Emergency personnel responded to a call for an industrial accident at the Sea Watch International Seafood Co. at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Detective Capt. Steven Vicente tells The Standard-Times the victim "became entangled in a rotary turbine engine" while flushing out the machine. The fire department had to partially dismantle the machine to free the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as New Bedford resident Victor Gerena.

An autopsy is scheduled and the death remains under investigation.

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