“We are hopeful additional team members will be released today,” he added. “Our team members are the most important part of our business, so we’re doing everything possible to help them through this difficult time.”
Tyson has set up a temporary medical clinic at the plant this week, staffed by a physician, to do follow-up evaluations with affected team members. The company also brought in additional human resources staff and chaplains to assist affected team members and their families.
What caused Monday’s accident remains under investigation. “We’re working cooperatively with federal officials,” Mickelson said. “Our company is also reviewing the accident so an unfortunate event like this can be prevented in the future.”