On Wednesday morning August 26th at approximately 7:42am, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS Paramedics responded to an industrial medical emergency at the RoyOMartin Plywood Plant, located in the 1600 block of La. Hwy 490 at Chopin, La. according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say a Texas contract worker working at the plant was transported by EMS to Rapides Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
According to Natchitoches Parish Chief Deputy Coroner Steven Clanton, the deceased has been identified as Scott Randall Whitehead, 50 of Houston, Texas.
Routine Toxicology tests are pending.
Next-of-kin have been notified.
The investigation into the industrial accident is continuing by RoyOMartin officials, the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office and Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office.