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Man dies after accident at Ogden pet food manufacturing plant

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Ogden pet food manufacturing plant death. (Photo: MGN)

(KUTV) — A 33-year-old man died early Tuesday morning after trying to restart a piece of equipment at American Nutrition, an Ogden pet food manufacturing plant.

Raul Ortiz, a packaging line associate, was fatally injured at 3:00 a.m. while attempting to restart an automatic bag palletizer.

An investigation has been launched into the accident.

"The entire American Nutrition family is deeply saddened at the loss of our dear associate and we extend our most heartfelt condolences to his family and friends," stated Bill Behnken, President & CEO of American Nutrition. "American Nutrition is offering support to the family in the immediate aftermath of this tragic event."