An employee of the Perdue Farms distribution center in Prince George, Virginia, died after an apparent accident occurred on September 30.
Few details have been offered so far about the incident, but company spokesperson Andrea Staub did confirm that there was a fatality, emailing the following statement to WATT Global Media: “We’re deeply saddened by the accidental death of one of our associates at our distribution center in Prince George, Virginia, and offer our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and co-workers. We are in full cooperation with local authorities and their investigation of the incident.”
Emergency personnel have not released any information about the situation, other than to confirm with the Progress-Index that officers with the Prince George Police Department responded to a report of an accident at the facility around 7 a.m. that day.
That same facility was the scene of a fatal accident in 2021, when an employee there, Eugene R. Fuller Jr., 22, died after a pallet fell on him.
The distribution center underwent a $3 million expansion in 2014, which included the addition of new equipment and the creation of 190 new positions at the facility, which brought the number of people employed there to more than 500.