Brooklyn bakery worker dies after getting accidentally locked inside walk-in freezer overnight

Dango was cleaning a machine inside one of the walk-in freezers at the bakery when he got trapped for at least five hours overnight

Brooklyn bakery worker dies after getting accidentally locked inside walk-in freezer overnight
Worker found dead inside walk-in freezer at Brooklyn bakery (FNTV/YouTube)
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: A worker of a renowned Brooklyn bakery has been found dead inside a walk-in freezer after accidentally getting locked inside overnight. Mahamadou Dansogo, 33, was located by a co-worker at around 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, November 3 when they opened the Beigel’s Bakery warehouse on Avenue D, near Ditmas Avenue, in East Flatbush.

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Police have found no visible trauma to the victim’s body. Dango was cleaning a machine inside one of the walk-in freezers at the bakery when he got trapped for at least five hours overnight, investigstors revealed. The father-of-five had recently moved to the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in New York City from the Republic of Mali and had been working at the bakery for just five months before his untimely death. The father-of-five had recently moved to the US from the Republic of Mali and had been working at the bakery for just five months

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“This guy just come to the United States,” Tidiane Wague, the uncle of the deceased man, told Daily News. “He tries to do like everybody else, to have a better life. He loves his job, he comes to work every day.” Brooklyn police have already launched an investigation into the matter and are closely examining every possible scenario.

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Officials with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration were also present at the crime scene but have not publicly commented. The officials have currently cordoned off the bakery with police tape. "There should be at least a thing on the inside, so the guy can get out like a car trunk. Do you know, car trunks have a thing," said delivery truck driver Jahmell Clemons. 

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Responding to the tragic death, Beigel's Bakery manager David Greenberger said “We are devastated by the loss of our employee in this accident, the family has been notified and we have extended our deepes condolences to them... This is an ongoing situation and we are cooperating with all investigations.” He also added that "grief counselors are on the site to provide counseling and support to the family and our employees." The local business, founded in the owners’ hometown of Krakow, Poland, in 1934, became famous in recent years for its black-and-white cookies and its whoopie pies.

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