Agencies probing accidental worker death at JBS Brazil beef plant: company

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The company 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 Thursday night. 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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