An employee of recycler Syncot Plastics Inc. was killed in an industrial accident March 17 at the company's Cartersville, Ga., facility, apparently after being dragged through a mixing machine.
The 40-year-old man was cleaning the machine at about 7 a.m. when he was caught in a roller bar and dragged through the equipment, according to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which quoted Cartersville police.
Local police did not return a call, and officials with Syncot, based in Belmont, N.C., said they were not commenting. The man was dead when police arrived at the scene, the paper said.
According to Syncot's website, the Georgia facility is a newly acquired factory and includes four recycling lines.
In the most recent Plastics News North America recyclers ranking, the company was estimated to have $30 million in sales, ranking it the 85th largest plastics recycler in North America.
The paper said that Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials were investigating.