According to Fox 24 WGXA News, an industrial accident Thursday, September 3 in Dooly County has led to the death of a 58-year-old man employed as a Tyson Food worker at their Vienna plant.
Dooly County Sheriff’s Office, Vienna Police Department, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration representatives responded to an accident that took place at the plant’s loading dock on East Pine Street.
The Dooly County Coroner’s Office fixed the time of death at approximately 1:40 p.m. An autopsy on the worker is scheduled for Friday at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Crime Lab.
According to records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the last accident at the plant occurred in 2017 when an employee’s finger was severed by a rotating blade as they reached into a machine to retrieve a chicken. The plant has paid $13,000 in fines to OSHA for violations since 2010.
Tyson Foods released the following statement: “We’re investigating the tragic death of a maintenance team member at our Vienna poultry plant. We’ve notified local authorities as well as OSHA about the accident, but have no other details to share at this time. We’re deeply saddened by the accident and extend our thoughts and prayers to the team member’s family, friends and co-workers.”
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