Man Killed in Industrial Accident at Tyson Foods Plant

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A 58-year-old maintenance worker died in an accident at a Tyson Foods plant in Georgia on Thursday afternoon.

Ricky Hudson, the Dooly County Coroner, said 58-year-old Bobby Bragg lost his life at the loading dock of the poultry processing plant on East Pine Street in Vienna.

Vienna is about 55 miles to the south of Macon.

Bragg was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident happened around 1:40 p.m.

In a statement, Tyson Foods said company officials, local authorities, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration were investigating the incident.

“The statement said the company was deeply saddened by the accident and it sent thoughts and prayers to Bragg’s family, friends and co-workers.

An autopsy was scheduled for Friday.

This is not the first time Tyson Foods has had to investigate a fatal workplace accident.

Back in March, a worker died at a Eufaula, AL Keystone Foods chicken processing plant.

The plant was owned by Tyson.

Barbour County Coroner, Chip Chapman, said the contractor, 39-year-old Carlos Lynn, was cleaning a piece of equipment when he became “caught in a pinch-point”. He died as a result of decapitation.

The piece of equipment was identified as a chiller. 

Also in March, 30-year-old Kendrick Gregory was killed at a beef processing plant in southwest Kansas.

The Finney County Sheriff’s Office says Gregory was doing maintenance on the Harvest Assembly Line when he was apparently pulled up against the takeaway belt by his harness.

A coworker freed him, but he was later pronounced dead in a local hospital.

If your loved one died in a workplace accident, you may have grounds for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. A Georgia wrongful death lawyer can provide the advice and representation you need.


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