Work release inmate assigned to concrete job found dead at Heck plant
BATON ROUGE – A work-release inmate was found dead at his job Wednesday – a concrete plant owned by Heck Industries.
Sheriff’s deputies said other concrete workers found George Merritte, 50, unresponsive in a chair located in the break room of the facility. The employee called 911, and began CPR. Merritte could not be revived, the sheriff’s office said.
Merritte was a work release inmate assigned to Louisiana Workforce. He was working at the facility on Adams Road.
The sheriff's office handled the investigation since it involved a work release inmate.
An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.
Court records show Merritte was in jail on robbery charges.
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