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Port Allen man dies in Mer Rouge rice plant accident

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MER ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Port Allen man has died from injuries after an accident at the Big River Rice and Grain Plant in Mer Rouge.

Joseph Hill from Port Allen, Louisiana was working at the plant when he fell into an auger.

Workers were able to remove Hill from the auger, but before rescue workers could arrive on the scene, Hill died from his injuries.

The company's CEO said that Hill's family had been notified about the death and accident.

There's no word on funeral arrangements at this time.

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