Monday’s incident at Omega Protein unfortunately is not the only time someone has died at this plant in Jackson County. Two years ago, a man died in an industrial accident at the same facility.
In April of 2012, maintenance worker, Chris Hebert died on the job at Omega Protein. Hebert was crushed to death while he was still inside a machine that had been turned on. As a result, the family filed a lawsuit against Omega Protein.
Here's what their lawyer, David Harris, had to say about Monday's accident: “This is the fifth death involving Omega Protein in the last several years. Each one of those deaths leave behind families and loved ones and they are each equally tragic.” News 25 reached out to administrators of Omega Protein for a comment but has received no response yet.