JOSLIN, III. — Following the death of a 22-year-employee at the Tyson beef plant in Joslin, III., the company said it would work with authorities regarding the investigation.
A report from the Quad City Times said Casen Garcia was found outside the doors of a rendering area of the plant on July 9 near the end of his morning shift.
Tyson Foods released a statement on the situation to MEAT+POULTRY.
“We’re cooperating with authorities as they investigate the passing of one of our team members from our Joslin facility,” a Tyson spokesperson said. “We extend our thoughts and prayers to the team member’s family, friends, and co-workers. We have no other details to share at this time.”
Preliminary autopsy reports from Brian Gustafson, the Rock Island County coroner, said that Garcia had an enlarged heart. The rest of the results are still being determined.
The local sheriff’s department continues to investigate the death and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also investigate the incident.