Mark Tapp Obituary – Cause of Death: Man killed in food processing plant in Middlesboro.
A Middlesboro man who died in an accident at a local food processing plant on Monday morning is now identified as 61-year-old Mark Allen Tapp.
Smithfield Foods received a call from Middlesboro Fire/EMS at at 11:33 on Monday morning regarding a machine accident that had occurred within the factory.
When police arrived on the scene, it was discovered that Tapp was carrying out general labor when a piece of clothing he was wearing became caught in a machine and pulled him in, which led to his death, according to Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele.
Middlesboro Police were contacted at 12:23 p.m. to help with the investigation, and OSHA will also be engaged, according to what we have been told.
Mr. Tapp’s body has been sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.