An employee of Berry Global Group Inc. died July 25 at the company's plant in Phillipsburg, N.J., when he was injured in a machine used to print labels on plastic bottles, police said.
Noel Oquendo, 46, died in the industrial accident, which is still under investigation, said Jason Garcia, chief of police in Lopatcong Township.
"A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim sustained blunt force trauma to his head while tending to a possible problem with the machine he was manning," Garcia said in a news release. "The machine being operated is used to print labels on plastic bottles prior to being shipped out."
Oquendo is from Washington Boro, N.J. Police responded to the factory at about 11:30 a.m. on July 25.
Garcia said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was contacted.
The company is working with authorities as they investigate the accident. About 70 people work at the Phillipsburg factory, which is part of Berry's Consumer Packaging division.
"The company extends its sincere condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of our employee," Berry said in the statement.