Bryce Sweeney Killed in Work Accident in Palestine, TX
Palestine, TX — May 27, 2022, Bryce Sweeney was killed as the result of an accident involving falling ice at a work site along Sanderson Farms Parkway.
The accident investigation summary provided by OSHA identified Sanderson Farms, Inc. as the company being investigated and listed the address of the accident as the Sanderson Farms Palestine Processing Plant at 320 Sanderson Farms Parkway.
In the initial reports, officials said that 22-year-old Bryce Sweeney was chipping ice at the time. While doing so, investigators believe a large piece of ice came loose and fell on Sweeney, striking him and resulting in fatal injuries.
Currently, additional details about the fatal accident have not been confirmed. The public OSHA report is said to be "Closed," and there are no alleged violations listed nor possible penalties listed. The exact cause of the accident remains unclear at this time.