Accident at Tyson Foods Plant Tragically Kills Worker in Amarillo, Texas
An industrial accident at a Tyson Foods beef plant in Amarillo, Texas tragically killed an employee earlier this week.
Worker Became Trapped Between Loaded Pallets
The August 2nd incident occurred shortly after 9:00 a.m. in the facility’s material handling unit, where boxes of beef are prepared for shipment. According to the Potter County Sheriff’s Office, the Tyson Foods employee was working on line equipment when he became trapped between several loaded pallets.
Although his fellow workers attempted CPR, they were unable to revive the 34-year-old Amarillo man. Sadly, he was pronounced dead after first responders arrived on scene.
So far, it’s not clear how the deceased employee became trapped between the pallets. According to Tyson Foods, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration is investigating the worker’s death.
Amarillo Fatality Was 2nd Serious Tyson Foods Accident Since June
Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, Tyson Foods is the second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork in the world. Unfortunately, last Friday’s fatal accident was the second serious incident to occur at one of the company’s facilities this summer.
In June, a chemical leak at its Springdale poultry processing plant injured five workers, one critically.
That incident occurred just eight years after a chlorine leak at the same facility sent more than 150 Tyson Foods employees to the hospital. An ammonia leak at the Springdale plant also resulted in the hospitalization of more than 400 workers in February 2012.
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