PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A man was killed in an accident at a Perdue Chicken facility in Prince George County, according to authorities.
“At this time, we are investigating the incident and working with Perdue regarding the release of information,” said Alexis Grochmal, a spokesperson for Prince George Police Department.
8News reached out to Perdue Chicken for further information. Andrea Staud, a spokesperson for the company left the following statement:
We’re deeply saddened by the accidental death of one of our associates at our distribution center in Prince George, Virginia, and offer our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and co-workers. We are in full cooperation with local authorities and their investigation of the incident.
This is the second reported death at the facility in two years. A forklift operator was killed in May of 2021 when a heavy object fell on him at work.
CORRECTION: This article has been corrected to report this death as being the second at the Perdue Chicken facility in Prince George County in two years.