Denham Springs man dies in industrial accident near Baker

BAKER, LA (WAFB) - Emergency response crews and law enforcement officers responded to a reported an industrial accident that left one worker dead Tuesday night.

It happened at the Stupp Corp. plant near Baker around 10:30 p.m.

The worker has been identified as 41-year-old Antonio Pollard of Denham Springs, La.

EMS and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office were called to the scene.

The plant makes steel pipe for the oil and gas industry. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says Pollard became pinned between two large pipes as one rolled forward during the course of his work.

Stupp Corporation released the following statement:

Stupp Corporation is deeply saddened by the death of our employee Antonio Pollard, which happened as the result of an industrial accident that occurred on October 8, 2013. Mr. Pollard, 41, a husband, father, friend and veteran of the United States Navy was a valued member of our organization. On behalf of the Stupp family, the company extends its condolences to Antonio's wife Erica, his children, other family members and friends.

At Stupp, the safety of our employees remains our highest priority. We are conducting an internal investigation into the circumstances of the accident as well as cooperating with an inquiry by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

The incident is still being investigated, and the exact cause of death will be determined from the autopsy.

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