Worker killed in accident at Georgia Tyson Foods plant

September 4, 2020 GMT

VIENNA, Ga. (AP) — A 58-year-old man has died in an industrial accident at a Georgia poultry processing plant.

The maintenance worker was killed at the loading dock of the Tyson Foods plant in Vienna on Thursday afternoon, Dooly County Coroner Ricky Hudson said.

The employee was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not immediately identified.

Hudson did not release any further details about the accident.

Tyson Foods said in a statement that company officials, local authorities and the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration were investigating.

“We’re deeply saddened by the accident and extend our thoughts and prayers to the team member’s family, friends and co-workers,” the statement said.


Vienna is about 55 miles (89 kilometers) south of Macon.