Man killed in Guntersville elevator accident at Pilgrim’s Pride

Updated: Jan. 6, 2020 at 12:48 PM CST
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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - A man is dead following an accident involving an elevator at the Pilgrim’s Pride plant.

The incident happened on Monday at the company’s Guntersville facility located off Highway 227.

A spokesman with the Guntersville Police Department says one person was killed at the plant. A supervisor at the Guntersville Fire Department confirmed the death occurred as the result of a falling elevator.

The injured man was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead.

A company spokeswoman identified the man as 36-year-old Gabriel “Seth” Brutley.

“Pilgrim’s is saddened to report the accidental death of Gabriel “Seth” Brutley, 36, on Monday, Jan. 6, due to an incident at our production facility in Guntersville, Ala. We are cooperating with our partners in local law enforcement and OSHA to determine the exact cause of death. We are working to meet the family’s immediate needs and have made a chaplain available to provide support and assistance to both them and our fellow team members. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brutley family during this difficult time. Out of respect for the family, we will not provide further comment at this time,” said spokeswoman Nikki Richardson.

Pilgrim’s Pride is an international company with chicken processing plants located in North America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and across Europe.

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