Worker killed at meat procesing facility in Canton

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a worker at a meat processing plant in northeast Ohio has been killed after becoming caught in a machine.

The Repository reports the Stark County Coroner's Office has identified the worker killed Saturday afternoon at the Fresh Mark plant in Canton as 62-year-old Samuel Martinez, of Canton. Authorities say the Guatemalan national died at the scene.

A coroner's investigator says Martinez stepped into a chute and got caught in a waste auger.

Fresh Mark said in a statement Saturday that company officials are working with authorities to determine what happened.

A worker at the plant was electrocuted in 2011 when he tried to plug in a fan while standing in water.

Fresh Mark sells ham, bacon, hot dogs and lunch meat under the Superior's and Sugardale brands.