Man killed in workplace accident at Stupp Corporation in Baton Rouge

Man killed in workplace accident at Stupp Corporation in Baton Rouge
(Source: Thomas, Rachael)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man is dead after a workplace accident at Stupp Corporation, the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office confirms.

Coroner Beau Clark confirms Stephen Deggs, 29, was killed Thursday morning in the incident. He says an autopsy will be performed Friday. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene. They say upon arrival, they were told by the director of Loss Control that around 9:30 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the facility for an industrial accident where Deggs was wedged between a pipe and a cutting machine.

Stubb industrial accident under investigation

Stupp Corporation is located on Ronaldson Road in Baton Rouge and produces pipelines for the safe transportation of gas, oil, and other products.

Stupp Corporation regretfully confirms that Stephen Deggs, age 29, died today as the result of an industrial accident. 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.

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