Alabama man decapitated in accident cleaning chicken plant equipment

Published 5:17 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2020

An Alabama man was killed while cleaning equipment at a chicken processing plant, authorities said.

Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman identified the man as Carlos Lynn, 39, of Eufaula, news outlets reported.

Lynn worked for Packers Sanitation Services Inc. which was contracted to clean equipment inside a plant owned by Tyson Foods.

Chapman said Lynn and another worker were cleaning equipment used to cool chickens Tuesday evening when Lynn got caught in a “pinch point.”

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a pinch point is any area where a person or a part of a person’s body can get caught between machinery that’s either stationary or moving.

Chapman said the cause of death was decapitation.

Tyson Foods said it is investigating the death. Lynn’s employer wasn’t immediately available for comment.

Eufaula is near the Chattahoochee River along the Georgia state line.