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New Bedford Man Dies in Industrial Accident

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A New Bedford man is dead after becoming entangled in machinery at a local fish plant.

Police say 35-year-old Victor Gerena was in the process of flushing out a shellfish “shucking” machine around 1:30 Thursday morning at the Sea Watch International Seafood Company on Antonio Costa Boulevard when the accident happened.

Gerena became entangled in a rotary turbine engine, and it took about an hour for emergency responders to free the man after dismantling parts of the machinery. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The state medical examiner’s office is performing an autopsy sometime today.

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