Worker Fatality Reported at Eastern Carolina Turkey Plant

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State authorities have confirmed the tragic death of a worker in an accident at a turkey processing plant in Eastern Carolina.

The Department of Labor disclosed that the incident occurred at the Butterball plant situated on Garner Chapel Road in Duplin County. According to officials, a contractor lost their life, prompting the Occupational Safety and Health Division to initiate an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the worker’s demise.

Butterball, the operator of the plant, acknowledged the incident, revealing that the contractor was engaged in a project at the facility when the accident occurred. However, no further details regarding the mishap have been provided by the company at this time.