A WORKER plunged to his death in a horrific accident at a rice milling factory after slipping on a piece of machinery.
Police are investigating the 64-year-old’s death which happened shortly after 5am on Wednesday.
Sally Smith, the public information officer for the Jonesboro Police Department in Arkansas, said the worker lost his footing on a piece of equipment and fell.
The worker was found “unresponsive,” said Kevin McGilton, a spokesperson for the Riceland Foods company.
McGilton said first responders were immediately called to the scene.
The victim was identified as Stanley Etheredge House, who lived in Jonesboro.
“The cause of death has not been determined at this time, and we are working diligently with local authorities to determine the cause,” said McGilton.
The police do not suspect foul play and are investigating the death as an accident.
Riceland President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Brancel sent his condolences to the worker’s family.
“Our employee team is an extension of our family,” said Brancel.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our team members and their families during this time.”
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