Carlos Lynn, 39, of Eufaula, worked for the company contracted to clean equipment inside the Keystone Foods plant that is owned by Tyson Foods. He died just before 5 p.m., when he was cleaning a piece of equipment called a chiller, Chapman said. The cause of death was decapitation.
The facility was formerly the Keystone Foods plant, but was purchased by Tyson.
“He got caught in a pinch-point of the equipment,” the coroner said.
Lynn worked for PSSI, which cleaned plant equipment.
Calls to PSSI and the Tyson plant were not immediately returned. The plant located about 15 miles south of Eufaula.
Tyson Foods released this statement following the accident:
“We’re investigating an accident at our Eufaula, Alabama facility yesterday that involved a worker employed by an outside contractor and will provide more information when we can. We’re grateful for the swift response and assistance of local emergency personnel.”
A Tyson spokesman said that the plant was not operating on Wednesday.