1 Killed In Algood Plant Explosion

Posted at 4:11 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 17:11:16-04

A man has died after an industrial accident at a plant in Putnam County.

Algood Police say 65-year-old Dewey Mayberry was killed after a cap came loose from a highly pressurized tank and hit Mayberry in the chest.

Mayberry was taken to Cookeville Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The accident happened at M&E Industries Inc.

Police say Mayberry had worked at the plant since 2003.

Tennessee OSHA has an investigator headed to the plant to investigate what led to the accident.

According to TOSHA, the investigation may take four to six months to complete.