A sanitation worker has died after falling into a piece of equipment at the House of Raeford Poultry Farms plant in Teachey, N.C. on October 25.
Meatingplace.com reports the worker was employed Packers Sanitation Services Inc., which is contracted for sanitation work at the plant.
Duplin County Sheriff Blake Wallace said the man fell into a piece of equipment he was cleaning and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to local ABC affiliate WCTI.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our team member and we are committed to standing by them through this difficult time,” according to a statement from House of Raeford. “This is a sad time for them and for our company. We are deeply committed to the safety of our workers as our top priority, and we are rigorously investigating this matter and fully cooperating with OSHA.”