The shocking death of a Brooklyn bakery worker who was found in a walk-in freezer has been revealed by authorities on Monday, as the friends, family, and co-workers of the worker attempt to understand the suddenness of his death.

Mahamadou Dansogo, a 33-year-old father of five and employee of a bakery manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, was found dead at said facility’s walk-in freezer on Thursday morning, to the shock of his co-workers at the time, according to ABC 7.

Police reports said that Dansogo was killed due to blunt force injuries to the head, torso and extremities in what they are ruling an accident. The City Medical Examiner concluded these points after examining Dansogo’s body, the New York Daily News reported.

Dansogo was an immigrant from Mali who had come to the United States to look for a better life. His wife and some of his family members are still reportedly in Mali while he lived with relatives in Bedford-Stuyvesant as he attempted to support his family back home with his income.

“He just came to the United States,” his uncle, Tidiane Wague, said. “His wife is there (in Mali), mother is there.

“I talked to his wife, I talked to his mother. They are doing okay, but when somebody dies like this … what God gives, God takes back.”

Dansogo was working at Beigel’s Bakery in Avenue D, a popular local bakery spot when the incident occurred. It opened in Poland in 1934 before transferring to New York in 1949, finding a permanent home in Brooklyn. The bakery is known for its black-and-white cookies and whoopie pies.

The manager of the bakery, David Greenberger, expressed his devastation towards the sudden loss of the employee, and has been offering grief counseling to the employees and to Dansogo’s family members.

“The family has been notified and we have extended our deepest condolences to them,” he said.

Brooklyn Freezer Cause Revealed Rep. Pic
Local authorities in Brooklyn on Monday have revealed the cause of death of a bakery employee and immigrant who was found dead in a walk-in freezer at his workplace. This is a representational image. Ernest Brillo/Unsplash.