Father-of-five Mahamadou Dansogo was found dead inside a walk-in freezer by a colleague at the Beigel’s Bakery on Thursday as police launch an investigation into how the man became locked inside
A New York City bakery worker has been found dead inside a walk-in freezer after he was accidentally locked inside overnight.
Co-workers found Mahamadou Dansogo, 33, lifeless at the Beigel’s bakery in Brooklyn on Thursday morning.
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He had only starting working for the company a few months before.
Mr Dansogo was an immigrant from Africa, according to the New York Daily News, and reportedly got trapped while cleaning out the freezer in the early hours.
The victim had no visible trauma to his body, police said.
“This guy just come to the United States,” his uncle Tidiane Wague told local reporters.
“He tries to do like everybody else, to have a better life. He loves his job, he comes to work every day.”
The company’s manager David Greenberger made a statement outside his business.
“We are devastated by the loss of our employee in this accident,” Mr Greenberg said.
“The family has been notified and we extended our deepest condolences to them.
“Grief counsellors are on the site to provide counselling and support to the family and to our employees.
“This is an ongoing situation and we are cooperating with all investigations. We have no further comment at this time.”