Worker taken to hospital after being found inside cooler at Cleveland restaurant

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CLEVELAND-- A man was taken to the hospital after he was found in a restaurant cooler overnight.

Officers were called to Collision Bend Brewing Company in the Flats at about 8 a.m. on Wednesday for a possible break-in.

Employees arrived at the brewery, noticed an open door and discovered a worker inside the cooler, according to Cleveland police.

Investigators said the man was working on the building on Tuesday, became unconscious and remained in the cooler until he was found in the morning.

He was taken to St. Vincent Charity Hospital for treatment.

Collision Bend released the following statement:

"The people of Collision Bend Brewing Company were extremely distressed at learning of the incident involving their employee this morning.   That person was taken to the hospital for treatment, and Collision Bend’s number one concern is that he recovers.   He has been in contact, and it is our understanding that he is indeed recovering.  As the incident is still being investigated, it would be inappropriate to make further comment at this time."

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