Two Burned In Chicken Plant Accident

Two employees have been burned in an accident at a poultry plant in Eastern Carolina.

It happened Monday afternoon at the Perdue Agribusiness Rendering Plant in Lewiston, that's in Bertie County.

Louis Luna, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Perdue told WITN News that the accident happened around 1:00 p.m. He said both employees were given first aid before rescue crews arrived. The two have been airlifted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital. Luna did not know their conditions.

The rendering plant is on the same property as the Perdue processing plant, but it is a separate facility.

Luna says families are being notified and Perdue will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of the accident.

Perdue says 86 people work at the rendering plant.


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  • by Lynn Location: Lewiston on Nov 2, 2010 at 04:09 PM
    update on Brian= he is doing well and will be having his 1st surgery on Wednesday 11-3-10 . He says to tell everyone thanks for the prayers that are being sent his way, and also Perdue has been great to him and his wife thus far and we are very thankful .
  • by Anonymous on Oct 29, 2010 at 10:42 AM
    Now we can all see why Perdue is so anti union. Unions demands safe working conditions for workers and safety cost some companies money they're not willing to pay.
  • by resident of Bertie County on Oct 27, 2010 at 11:44 PM
    I am praying for the families of the injured. People like Brian are needed every where. He risked his life to save another.....That was an AMAZING thing to do....I speak healing over his body right now in the NAME OF JESUS......IT IS DONE......What we have to realiaze also is that things happen on jobs....same as at home.....for example you may think that your home is safe but at the drop of a dime eletrical wires can touch and start a fire....so we must remembe people that things happen.....AND IF YOU ARE GOING TO TALK DOWN ABOUT YOUR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT.....FIND ANOTHER JOB....THATS ALL.....no one is making you stay employed with a business that you don't feel is safe.....
  • by To Ignorant People on Oct 27, 2010 at 02:15 PM
    If Perdue is so bad, don't work for them. It gets under my skin for those who don't always know about companies, and their regulations to get in a public forum and go off. All I have to say is that if they are so bad, give them their paycheck back and go on your merry way. You should be thankful that you have a job, and there are much worse companies that you could work for.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 27, 2010 at 07:32 AM
    all the negativity really isnt wanted nor needed, especially for us family to see.. hes pretty bad off, and all the family is askin for is you all to continue the prayers.. we all need it, especially brian. we love you brian!!!
  • by MR Location: LOPEZ on Oct 27, 2010 at 04:34 AM
    Perdue has alawys been top notch with their safety programs? Has OSHA showed up yet? Hope they have everything in order. I hope Brian has a full and smooth recovery and Mack too. They are going to have alot of questions to answer.
  • by Sincerely Location: Greenville on Oct 26, 2010 at 10:31 PM
    It is really sad that some people don't have anything else better to do than to post negative comments. If you don't have anything positive to post, just don't post anything at all. To Brian and family, May God Bless You with a speedy recovery.
  • by To: FYI Location: windsor on Oct 26, 2010 at 09:41 PM
    I would keep up with my SLAVES too! You need to ask for the types of wages they pay PERDUE workers in Delaware, then let's see how much you think of corporate Perdue!
  • by uno Location: nothing on Oct 26, 2010 at 05:55 PM
    -THIS-is why their are safety procedures.
  • by contractor Location: virginia on Oct 26, 2010 at 03:06 PM
    My company works for perdue as a contractor and have heard some of what has happened. We were just speaking with Brian recently and are shocked to hear the news. God bless him. Our prayers go out to him and his family. It takes a special person to display such an act of selflessness and heroism and Brian is truly that person.
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