UPDATE: Shaw Industries fined after employee killed
Jesus Pimentel, 51, died in October of last year.
UPDATE: Shaw Industries will have to pay a $12,000 OSHA fine in connection with an employee death.
Jesus Pimentel, 51, died in October of last year. He was caught between a moving part of the machine and a stationary steel beam at the Dalton plant.
OSHA claims officials did not provide adequate protection for Pimentel and fined the plant.
In the past four years, Shaw Industries had 18 inspections filed. The company has since paid the fine and is working to address safety concerns.
PREVIOUS STORY: Whitfield Coroner Greg Bates tells Channel 3 that 51-year-old Jesus Pimentel was pronounced dead at the scene after getting caught between two machines at the Shaw Plant 23.
The emergency call came in around 9:00 pm Monday night.
Pimentel's family has been notified.
PREVIOUS STORY: A Shaw Insutries worker was killed Monday night at Shaw Plant 23 in Dalton.
Details are still under investigation, but the death was a result of machinery at the facility.
A Shaw spokesman tells Channel 3:
An associate was fatally injured last night in an accident at Plant 23 in Dalton. There is nothing more important to Shaw than the health and safety of every associate and we are investigating this incident. The plant will be temporarily shut down during this time. Our thoughts are with the associate's family during this difficult time.
Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.