Police Identify Worker Killed in Industrial Accident in Plainfield

A worker was killed in an industrial accident in Plainfield on Sunday, according to police.

Emergency crews responded to the Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant on Millbrook Road just after 4 a.m. on Sunday.

A contracting crew was attempting to replace an expansion joint when part of the pulley system let go, causing the expansion joint to fall on the 39-year-old Justin Scott, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, police said.

Scott was pinned under the expansion joint.

Emergency crews removed Scott and rushed him to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration is investigating the accident.

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