CARLISLE, England (Oct. 8, 2012)—Police are continuing the investigation of the death of an employee in an industrial accident at the Pirelli Tyre U.K. tire plant in Carlisle.
The body of the employee named as George Falder, 48, was found last week inside an industrial steamer, used as part of the tire making process.
Police said they are currently treating the death as suspicious.
A police spokesman described the death as an "extremely unusual incident.” The spokesman said that because of the extremely high temperatures in the machine, Falder would have been dead within seconds.
Police said a post mortem examination did not show any evidence that Falder had been assaulted and that a preliminary investigation of the machine had not shown any problems.
The plant was closed up for a day while police investigated.