A 35-year-old worker died after getting tangled in a shucking machine at a local fishery early Thursday.

Emergency personnel responded to a call for an industrial accident at the Sea Watch International Seafood Co., 15 Antonio Costa Blvd., at about 1:30 a.m., said Detective Captain Steven Vicente.

The New Bedford resident, identified as Victor Gerena, was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

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