Cause of death revealed for man who died in Brooklyn bakery freezer

The death of a Brooklyn bakery worker whose lifeless body was found inside a walk-in freezer was an accident, the city Medical Examiner said Monday.

Mahamadou Dansogo, 33, died of blunt force injuries to the head, torso and extremities in the freak mishap last Thursday, the ME said.

Dansogo had been working at the popular Beigel’s Bakery on Avenue D near E. 56th St. in East Flatbush for just five months when he was found dead in the freezer around 8 a.m.

He was caught in the turning blades of the machinery, getting stuck for five hours.

“The machine killed him,” his uncle Tidiane Wague said Monday. “They don’t tell me how the machine did that. The autopsy come out — no drugs involved, no drinks.”

The Mali native had five children.

“He just came to the United States,” Wague said of his nephew. “His wife is there (in Mali), mother is there.”

Dansogo was living with relatives in Bedford-Stuyvesant as he worked to support his family back home.

“I talked to his wife, I talked to his mother,” Wague said. “They are doing okay, but when somebody dies like this … what God gives, God takes back.”

Beigel’s manager said last week the store was “devastated by the loss of our employee in this accident.”

“The family has been notified and we have extended our deepest condolences to them,” David Greenberger said. “This is an ongoing situation and we are cooperating with all investigations.”

The bakery, famous for it’s black-and-white cookies and whoopie pies, said it was providing grief counseling for employees and Dansogo’s family.

Beigel’s was founded in 1934 in Krakow, Poland. It was relocated to the Lower East Side in 1949 and eventually moved to Brooklyn.