Early Thursday morning, authorities reported that a worker at a well-known Brooklyn kosher bakery famous for its black-and-white cookies was discovered dead inside a walk-in freezer.
Mahamadou Dansago, 33, died at Beigel’s on Avenue D, which seemed like an accident. Dansago, a father of five from Mali working in the freezer, became stuck in the machine’s rotating blades and appeared to have been trapped there for around five hours, according to the New York Daily News.
Police reported that they found a 33-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive inside a walk-in freezer at the aforementioned site when they arrived.
“EMS arrived and declared [Dansago] dead on the spot.”
Police continued, “The inquiry is ongoing.”
According to The Daily News, when his coworkers arrived for work, they discovered the recently recruited Dansago dead inside the freezer.
Speaking to reporters in front of the store, David Greenberger, the manager of Beigel, said, “We are grieved by the loss of our employee in this accident.”
According to Greenberger, the family has been informed, and we have sent them our sincere sympathies.
The situation is still present, and we are helping with all inquiries.
Greenberger stated that grief counselors visited the scene to assist the family and staff.
Israel Beigel established Beigel’s in his native Krakow, Poland, in 1934. Family members fled the Nazi occupation and immigrated to America in 1949.
They founded a bakery on the Lower East Side and immediately gained notoriety for their challah, rugelach, and distinctive black-and-white cookie.
Before settling in Canarsie in 2015, the company had relocated to Williamsburg and Clinton Hill.
OK, Kosher has granted Beigel’s kosher certification. Ok, Kosher did not answer an inquiry for comment.