GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — A man died during an elevator accident at Pilgrim’s Pride meat processing plant in Guntersville, Alabama, on Jan. 6. Pilgrim’s is a unit of JBS USA.
A company spokesperson identified the deceased as 36-year-old Gabriel “Seth” Brutley.
“Pilgrim’s is saddened to report the accidental death of Gabriel “Seth” Brutley, 36, on Monday, Jan. 6, due to an incident at our production facility in Guntersville, Alabama,” said JBS spokeswoman Nikki Richardson. “We are cooperating with our partners in local law enforcement and OSHA to determine the exact cause of death. We are working to meet the family’s immediate needs and have made a chaplain available to provide support and assistance to both them and our fellow team members. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brutley family during this difficult time. Out of respect for the family, we will not provide further comment at this time.”