Tragedy at Tortilleria Chinantla

25 January 2011 by Jon Poritsky Category: Nacho News
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We’re very sorry to report on a tragedy that happened early yesterday morning at the Tortilleria Chinantla in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Juan Baten, a 22-year old worker at the local tortilla factory, was killed when he was pulled into an industrial mixer.

Tortilleria Chinantla sponsored our CMJ event at The Delancey last October and provided us with a generous amount of chips, shirts, keychains and good cheer. We literally had enough chips to give everyone that came a bag, and I wouldn’t say that if it weren’t a positive statement about attendance.

We are disheartened to hear that a friend of NachosNY has lost one of their own. For now, the factory is closed and being inspected by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration while workers are comforting Baten’s widow. We hope we never have to write a story like this again.

(via Gothamist and NYTimes)

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