Worker Killed in New Bedford Clam Plant Accident, Advocates Call for Increased Safety in Food Processing Industry

A supervisor at Sea Watch International Seafood died after becoming trapped in clam-shucking machinery while working a night shift Thursday.

Victor Gerena, 35, who was the father of several children and originally from Puerto Rico, was tragically killed after he became entangled in machinery he was trying to clean; the exact details of which are not yet known.