Thursday, January 17, 2008

Another Arkansas Worker Killed on Job

Sylvester Jackson, a worker at McAlister Grain in Helena-West Helena, fell to the surface of the stored grain in a company grain bin about 11 a.m. as he tried to fix a clog. He was trapped there for eight hours before rescue teams said the pulse they had detected during the rescue efforts faded and stopped about 7 p.m. last night.

Jackson, 42, was pastor of the Church of God in Christ in Holly Grove. He had worked at the grain plant for 20 years.

Jackson is the third worker to be killed on the job in Arkansas since Christmas. Brandon Johnson, 30, was crushed to death December 28 at the non-union Gibbons Steel in Armorel, and Christopher Herron, 19, was killed by an exploding dump truck tire at Kinder Morgan in Hickman on December 30th.

"An Injury to One Is an Injury to All."

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