Pilgrim's Pride supervisor killed in plant accident

Published: Jul. 27, 2011 at 5:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM CDT
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MT. PLEASANT, TX (KLTV) - An employee at one of the Mt. Pleasant Pilgrim's Pride facilities was killed in an early morning accident at the plant.

Shortly after 1:00 am, Wednesday, Jimmy Bynum, the night shift supervisor at the protein conversion plant, was pinned under the back wheels of a truck while it was backing into a bay.

Mr. Bynum was transported to a Titus County Hospital and later transported by helicopter into a Tyler hospital.

Mr. Bynum was wearing a safety vest at the time of the accident.

Pilgrim's Pride officials are still investigating the accident.

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