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Worker killed in conveyor accident at JBS plant

June 11, 2014
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Officials are investigating a death at the JBS beef plant in Greeley, Colo. after a man reportedly became entrapped in a conveyor while at work early Tuesday morning at the facility, at 800 N. 8th Ave. Greeley Police Sgt. Joe Tymkowych said officers responded about 4:40 a.m. to an apparent industrial accident at the JBS facility. He said it appeared a man got caught in machinery, the Greeley Tribune reports.

According to a news release from the Weld County Coroner, 54-year-old Ralphy Horner of Wellington was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:13 a.m.

The coroner’s office, the Greeley Police Department and Occupational Safety Health Administration are looking into Horner’s death, according to the release.

“It’s a tragic incident,” said Cameron Bruett, head of corporate affairs for JBS USA, a Greeley-based subsidiary of JBS S.A. in Brazil, which is the world’s largest protein processor. “You never want to lose a team member like this. Right now we’re just working with everyone to better understand what happened and make sure it never happens again.”

Source: Greeley Tribune

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