Shaw worker killed Monday night at plant


DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – A worker at Shaw Industries Plant 23 in Dalton was killed Monday night in an industrial accident.

Officials say he apparently got caught in a piece of machinery.

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Dalton Police identify the victim as 51 year old Jesus Pimentel.

Shaw Industries released a statement on the incident.

“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.”