A 33-year-old man died after he was found unresponsive Thursday inside a walk-in freezer at a bakery's manufacturing facility in Brooklyn, New York, authorities said.
The man, who was not publicly identified, was pronounced dead at Beigel’s Bakery after authorities responded to a 911 call at 8:46 a.m., New York police said in a statement.
The cause and manner of his death were not immediately clear, and the city chief medical examiner’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A request for comment left with the bakery was not immediately returned.
Speaking outside the facility earlier Thursday, bakery manager David Greenberger said the business was “devastated by the loss of our employee,” WABC-TV reported.
“The family has been notified and we extended our deepest condolences to them,” the station quoted Greenberger saying. “Grief counselors are on the site to provide counseling and support to the family and to our employees. This is an ongoing situation, and we are cooperating with all investigations.”
Greenberger declined to comment further, the station reported.
Beigel’s is in a 50,000-square-foot facility in Brooklyn's East Flatbush neighborhood. The company supplies airlines, hotels and other businesses with baked goods.
CORRECTION (Nov. 4, 2022, 12:25 a.m. ET): A previous version of this article misspelled the name of the bakery. It is Beigel’s, not Biegel’s.