Contract worker at Georgia chicken plant electrocuted, dies

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MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a contract worker at a chicken processing plant in Georgia died after he was electrocuted while cleaning at the Perdue Farms facility.

The Macon Telegraph reported that Houston County Deputy Coroner David Gabbard said 23-year-old Antonio Ramirez was found electrocuted Sunday morning at the central Georgia plant in Perry when a supervisor went to check on him.

Gabbard says the supervisor noticed Ramirez was bent over as if looking for something, but felt a shock upon getting closer, turned off the power and called emergency officials.


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Ramirez was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Perdue said it was in communication with local authorities and offered condolences.

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