Man dies in loading dock accident at Tyson Plant in Vienna

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VIENNA, Georgia (41) — A 58-year-old man died after a loading dock accident at the Tyson Foods plant in Vienna.

Dooly County coroner Ricky Hudson says the accident happened around 1:40 p.m. Thursday. Hudson says the man died on the scene.

“We’re investigating the tragic death of a maintenance team member at our Vienna poultry plant,” Tyson said in a statement emailed to 41NBC. “We’ve notified local authorities as well as OSHA about the accident, but have no other details to share at this time. We’re deeply saddened by the accident and extend our thoughts and prayers to the team member’s family, friends and co-workers.”

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.  This accident is still under investigation.