A warehouse worker has died after becoming entangled in a cardboard recycling shredder in Los Angeles.

The Fire Department says the man was killed at a distributing warehouse in the Lincoln Heights area just after 8 a.m. Monday.

Fire spokesman Devin Gales says paramedics were called but the man was dead and still stuck in the machine when they arrived.

The cause of the accident is under investigation and the man's name has not been released.