Tyson Foods said it is investigating an incident in which a employee was injured at its bacon plant in Omaha, Nebraska.
According to an emailed statement from the company, the worker was wiping down a conveyor when the accident occurred, and that person was “taken to a local hospital for treatment.”
While no further information on the incident has been released by the company at this time, the Omaha World Herald reported that the victim was a woman, and that her hand got caught in the conveyor, and that she experienced blood loss and suffered deformities. The accident occurred around 6 p.m.
Tyson Foods is an international food company focused on animal protein based in Springdale, Arkansas. Founded in 1935, the company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TSN. Its brand and product portfolio includes Tyson, Jimmy Dean, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Wright, Aidell’s and State Fair. It is a leading producer of chicken, turkey, pork and beef products. It is also one of the nation’s largest feed producers.