Operations at a feed mill in Ottawa County have been suspended after officials say an employee died in an apparent work-related accident this week.
Police said the unidentified worker's death occurred on June 28.
KOAM, the CBS affiliate in Joplin says reports indicate the worker fell three stories to his death at the facility.
Officials at Simmons Prepared Foods plant in Fairland say they're providing support for the worker's family.
Statement from Simmons Prepared Foods COO Gary Murphy:
"We are devastated by the death of a team member at our Fairland facility. Our immediate priority is to wholeheartedly support and comfort the family during this tragic time.
Simmons is committed to providing a safe place to work. We are doing everything possible to quickly determine a complete and accurate understanding of what happened. Operations at the Fairland facility were suspended while a thorough assessment of this incident was completed."