Pilgrim's Pride releases name of worker killed in Guntersville plant incident

The man died at a Marshall County hospital.

Posted: Jan 6, 2020 1:19 PM
Updated: Jan 6, 2020 5:22 PM

UPDATE: Pilgrim's Pride released the identity of the man who died in a Monday accident at the Guntersville plant. The victim is Albertville man, Gabriel "Seth" Brutley. An employee told WAAY31 a portion of the plant is taped off. The plant was closed a few hours early.

This statement was released by Nikki Richardson, corporate communications: 

“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."

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates.

From earlier:

A man is dead after an accident Monday at Pilgrim's Pride in Guntersville.

The Marshall County coroner says the man was taken to Marshall Medical Center North, where he died. The 911 call came in at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

The plant will be functioning under normal hours tomorrow. 

The Guntersville Fire Department confirms there is an ongoing investigation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updates to this story.

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