A worker died in an industrial incident at a chicken processing plant in Alabama last Tuesday.
Carlos Lynn, 39, died while cleaning equipment inside the plant owned by Tyson Foods, which is the world’s second largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork.
Lynn was contracted by a third party company to clean the equipment. During the cleaning process, he was caught in a “pinch-point” in the machine, said Barbour County Coroner Sidney Chapman. Lynn died at 5.50 p.m. March 3.
A Tyson Foods spokesman said in a statement: “We’re investigating an accident at our Eufaula, Alabama facility yesterday that involved a worker employed by an outside contractor and will provide more information when we can.
“We’re grateful for the swift response and assistance of local emergency personnel.”
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has opened an investigation into the incident.
OSHA defines a “pinch-point” as “any point at which is it possible for a person or part of a person’s body to be caught between moving parts of a machine, or between the moving and stationary parts of a machine, or between material and any part of a machine.”