A workplace altercation at a Pilgrim’s Pride chicken processing facility in Sumter, S.C., led to one employee being airlifted to a hospital after being stabbed. According to WBTW News, the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the stabbing, which took place on Friday, April 15.
The preliminary investigation indicates that the incident began when two workers were fired for allegedly smelling of alcohol at work. About 7:45 a.m., an emergency medical service was dispatched after someone called to report a stabbing incident. The victim was airlifted to a hospital in Columbia, and her condition has not been disclosed.
The plant sent the employees working on the line home after the incident. Police are investigating a woman who was possibly involved, but the investigation is ongoing.