An elderly factory worker was reportedly found dead inside a huge kettle cooker at a food processing plant in Cumberland County, New Jersey on Monday, Sept. 19.

The body of 63-year-old Dale R. Devilli was discovered in a huge kettle cooker at the Lassonde Pappas and Company plant in Cumberland County at about 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 19. Authorities were dispatched to the plant about 40 miles south of Philadelphia following reports of a workplace accident and an unconscious man. When the officers arrived at the factory, they made a grim discovery, New York Post reported.

Devilli was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities stated that the case is still being investigated. However, they said that there appears to be nothing suspicious about Devilli’s death.

“Early Monday morning, an accident that caused a fatal injury to one of our employees occurred at our facility,” a spokesman for Lassonde Pappas said.

The details behind what type of accident led to the fatality were not revealed.

“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.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating Devilli’s death and the circumstances that led to it.

Devilli reportedly worked as a millwright at Lassonde Pappas and Company plant, a Canadian company that produces organic, natural, and ready-to-drink teas, enhanced waters, and juices, NBC News reported.

“Out of his countless hobbies, he perfected bow hunting, fishing, and gardening; the latter would grow a vast variety of fruits and vegetables every summer. As an animal and nature lover, Dale enjoyed walking through the various trails around his property with his dogs and family,” his obituary stated. “He was the picture-perfect husband and father who valued family above all else.”

“He will be remembered for his years of expertise and vigorous work ethic. He hardly ever missed a day of work and took pride in his job,” it continued.

Devilli is survived by his wife of 28 years Allison and their two daughters, Danielle and Karli Devilli.

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