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Investigation opens after accidental worker death at JBS plant in Brazil

07 September 2020

JBS SA, the world’s largest meat company, says that Brazilian authorities are investigating the death of a worker at one of its beef plants.

According to Reuters, the death occurred at a JBS beef plant in the town of Nova Andradina, Mato Grosso do Sul state.

In a statement sent to Reuters on 4 September, JBS said it is providing all the necessary assistance to the family and colleagues of Samuel Severino da Silva, who was employed as an electrician.

"The causes of the accident are being investigated by the responsible agencies, which were promptly called," JBS said.

Local media said Severino, 24, was found lifeless inside the plant on the night of 3 September. He was probably electrocuted, the reports said.

According to the ministry of agriculture, Nova Andradina has capacity to slaughter 80 animals per hour and is certified to sell beef to the United States, Hong Kong and Chile, among others.

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Source: Reuters


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