Archive for October 21st, 2012

Remember the old Starkist tuna commercials wherein a tuna named Charlie was desperate to become canned tuna for Starkist, yet every time he’d be passed up with a “Sorry Charlie?”

Well, if Charlie felt dissed back then, being passed over for a human would really leave him …er… “steamed:”

Worker cooked to death at California tuna plant

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 62-year-old employee was cooked to death at a Southern California seafood plant for tuna maker Bumble Bee Foods.

The Whittier Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/TmJFyv ) Jose Melena was found shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday at the plant in Santa Fe Springs.

Erika Monterroza is a spokeswoman for the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health. She says it’s unclear how the man ended up inside a cooking device called a “steamer machine.”

Sorry, Charlie.

(I think I’ll pass on the tuna salad today…)

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