Employee Fatality at Riceland’s Jonesboro Facility

JONESBORO, Ark.: Riceland Foods confirms an employee fatality occurred at the Jonesboro rice milling facility early this morning. Riceland notified local emergency responders, and emergency personnel pronounced the employee dead at the scene.

Riceland’s communication contact Kevin McGilton said Riceland team members found the employee unresponsive and emergency response was called immediately. 

“The cause of death has not been determined at this time, and we are working diligently with local authorities to determine the cause,” McGilton said. “We are not releasing the name of the team member to allow for proper notification of family.”

Riceland President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Brancel expressed his condolences to the employee’s family.

“Our employee team is an extension of our family,” Brancel said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our team members and their families during this time.”

Riceland is coordinating with local authorities on the investigation.

For more information regarding this incident, please contact Kevin McGilton at kmcgilton@riceland.com.

About Riceland Foods, Inc

Riceland Foods is the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice serving 5,500 farmer members in Arkansas and Missouri. As a farmer-owned cooperative, Riceland stores, transports, processes and markets more than 2.5 million metric tons of grain each year, and its products are sold across the United States and in 75 countries. It’s also one of the Mid-South’s major soybean processors. Riceland products include white, brown and parboiled rice, rice bran oil, soybean meal and oil and feed ingredients. Learn more at: Riceland.com.

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