Pitt sheriff's office says worker killed at plant

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

AYDEN — The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says a worker has been killed in an accident at the Weyerhaeuser plant in Ayden.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Christy Wallace said a forklift overturned on Monday, killing the worker, whose identity hasn't been released.

A Weyerhaeuser spokeswoman says 180 people work at the lumber mill, which has been shut down until further notice.

The state Department of Labor says it will investigate the workplace fatality.