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Sheriff's Office: Livingston man tragically killed in 'workplace incident'

5 years 9 months 2 days ago Thursday, October 11 2018 Oct 11, 2018 October 11, 2018 8:23 PM October 11, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

LIVINGSTON PARISH - Deputies say a 50-year-old man was working to turn his life around in a work release program when he was tragically killed Thursday afternoon.

According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the 36000 block of Corbin Road in Walker in reference to an "incident."

Authorities say 50-year-old Ronnie Francois of Livingston suffered a head injury while working as part of a work release program. He died at the scene.

In a statement released Thursday evening, Sheriff Jason Ard says foul play is not suspected.

"Francois was working as part of the work release program in Livingston Parish. Through our partnership with Livingston TWP, Francois had obtained a job manufacturing construction materials.

Today, Francois was performing that job when he suffered a head injury. He was pronounced dead on scene. No foul play is suspected. After taking a hard look at this case, our initial results point to this being a tragic accident.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Francois family as they grieve the loss of a man who was working toward turning his life around through the program."

No other details were given.

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