Butterball contractor killed at Duplin County plant

DUPLIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – State officials say a worker died yesterday in an accident at an Eastern Carolina turkey plant.

The Department of Labor says it happened at the Butterball plant on Garner Chapel Road in Duplin County.

They said a contractor was killed and that its Occupational Safety and Health Division has opened an investigation into the worker’s death.

Butterball said the contractor was working on a project at the plant when the accident happened but offered no other details on the mishap.