CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — The death of a Pilgrim’s Pride employee from the Chattanooga, Tenn., plant on July 8 is currently under investigation by the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA).

According to Chris Cannon, chief communications officer at TOSHA, all the information gathered so far indicates the worker died from non-work-related issues. 

Cannon noted that TOSHA has not yet visited the facility for an on-site investigation and will not if the death is determined to be non-work-related. The investigation remains ongoing.

“A Pilgrim’s Chattanooga team member passed away yesterday morning from what appears to be natural causes,” said a Pilgrim’s Pride spokesperson. “We’re deeply saddened by this loss, and we extend our sympathies to the team member’s family and friends.”