Who is Dale R. Devilli?
A 63-year-old employee was discovered dead in a kettle cooker at a New Jersey food processing plant earlier this week, according to police.
Dale R. Devilli’s body was discovered in the machine at the Lassonde Pappas plant in Cumberland County around 8 a.m. Monday.
Authorities were called to the plant after receiving reports of a workplace accident, and when they arrived, they discovered the grim situation.
The death of Devilli was not considered suspicious, but police said the investigation was ongoing.
“An accident occurred at our facility early Monday morning that resulted in the death of one of our employees,” a spokesman for Lassonde Pappas told New Jersey 101.5.
It wasn’t immediately clear what type of accident led to the fatality.
“We are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague and our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time,” the plant spokesman continued.
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating Devilli’s death, a federal inspection database shows.
According to an online obituary, Devilli worked as a millwright at Lassonde Pappas, a Canadian company that makes fruit and vegetable juices.
“He will be remembered for his years of expertise and tireless work ethic.” “He hardly ever missed a day of work and took pride in his work,” according to the obituary.
Devilli is survived by his wife of 28 years and their two daughters, according to the obituary.