The incident occurred when a worker became trapped in machinery at Doric FPD at around 10.30pm on Tuesday night.
Lancashire Police were called to the incident and have confirmed the death of the worker in question.
Health and Safety Executive
The firm is now working with the Health and Safety Executive and police to establish how the accident occurred.
A spokeswoman said the company’s “deepest sympathies” were with the man’s family. “Our main priority is to offer his family and our team our full support,” they added.
“We attended Doric FPD in Burnley at around 10.30pm on Tuesday (3 December) following reports of an industrial accident,” a police spokesman told Food Manufacture.
“We attended and found a man, aged in his 20s, who had been working at the site, had become trapped in some machinery and had sadly died.
“A joint investigation between the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the police is now underway. Our thoughts are very much with the man’s family and friends at this tragic time.”
Meanwhile, last month, Chorley egg supplier Staveley’s Eggs Ltd was fined £60,000 and ordered to pay costs of £4,259.42 after a fork lift truck overturned on a slope, trapping the driver.
Beechdean Farm Limited, part of the Beechdean Group, was also ordered to pay more than £19,000 for health and safety failings, after a worker was left permanently blinded by an accident.