Worker Dies after NC Coffee Plant Incident

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 05:01 PM gHale


An employee died after an industrial accident at a plant in Concord, NC, January 8, officials said.

The incident occurred at 1:30 a.m. at the S&D Coffee & Tea facility on the 300 block of Concord Parkway. Cabarrus EMS was called to the facility for a traumatic emergency, officials said.

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One person was killed in the accident. The victim’s name has not been released.

County officials said the employee was cleaning spilled coffee beans near a stack of three loaded pallets at approximately 1:32 a.m. at S&D’s plant in Concord when the top pallet fell on top of him. 

S&D released a statement about the incident Monday afternoon:

“On Monday, January 8, 2018, there was an unfortunate accident at the S&D Coffee & Tea facility in Concord, NC, that resulted in the death of one of our employees. We are devastated and doing everything we can to support our employees and his family, friends, and coworkers right now. S&D has maintained a sterling safety record over its 90 years of operations, and safety remains the highest priority along with our family here at S&D. We are working with counselors from our employee assistance program and getting the right resources in place to provide support. We are also working diligently with the appropriate agencies on a detailed investigation and will communicate additional information as it becomes available.”

Officials have not revealed any details about the accident.

Concord police are investigating the incident.



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