Worker dead after industrial accident in Baker Thursday morning
BAKER - Authorities confirm a man is dead after an apparent accident at an East Baton Rouge plant.
According to the coroner's office, the accident was reported just before 10 a.m. Thursday at the Stupp Corporation off LA 19. The coroner says a man was taken from the site with serious injuries and later died.
The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Stephen Deggs.
The plant is not saying what went wrong, but extended its condolences in the following statement:
"On behalf of all of our employees and the Stupp family, we extend our deepest condolences to Stephen’s family. The company has arranged for counseling to be available to employees who may request it.
A thorough internal investigation of this incident is ongoing and Stupp is fully cooperating with local authorities as well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in their reviews of today’s accident."
Details surrounding the accident are limited at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning.