PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA. — Last Friday, on Sept. 30, a Perdue Farms employee was killed following an accident at the Prince George County, Va., chicken processing facility.

“We’re deeply saddened by the accidental death of one of our associates at our distribution center in Prince George, Va., and offer our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and co-workers,” said a spokesperson for the company. “We are in full cooperation with local authorities and their investigation of the incident.”

According to a report from local news station CBS 6, around 7 a.m. that morning, Prince George County Police arrived on the scene to investigate the incident, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sources told the station that a maintenance worker was operating a lift to place pallets on a conveyor when the lift fell on him.

In May 2021, another forklift accident resulted in the death of an employee at the same facility.