Federal investigators have begun a formal inquiry into an incident that left two Louisiana men seriously injured on Aug. 4. Two men were seriously hurt on the job at a fish processing plant in Placquemines Parish. Occupational Safety and Health Administration representatives say they are investigating Daybrook Fisheries, which operates a fleet of fishing vessels and manages wholesale distribution in the area.
Official reports show that the victims, ages 28 and 30, suffered injuries to their legs during the industrial accident. The victims were reportedly injured on the job while they were performing maintenance activities on a fish sorting and counting machine. One of the men apparently slipped and activated a switch that energized the machine. That incident occurred at about 6 p.m.; it took nearly three hours for both victims to be rescued. They were transported to nearby medical facilities. Both remain in stable condition at the Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans.