Plant Foreman Dies

By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3
By: WSAZ NewsChannel 3

Investigators are working right now to find out why a Carter County brick plant foreman died in a shop accident Tuesday.

The owner of Hitchins Refractories says Roy Newland Junior was working at a clay mixer and some how, fell in to the machine.

The coroner says the 34-year-old man died instantly of multiple blunt force trauma.

Employees say Newland was a seasoned plant veteran and the machine is now shut down for a full safety investigation.

Roy Newland Junior is survived by his wife and three children.

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