Mark Tapp Obituary: Man killed in food processing plant in Middlesboro

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.






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