WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – A worker with a transportation service company named WATCO was badly hurt while working in the train yard at the Dow Chemical plant in Plaquemine.

The accident took place around 2 p.m. on Thursday near the West Baton Rouge Parish and Iberville Parish line.

A Plaquemine man somehow fell underneath a train and was injured, according to the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office.

IPSO said the man was transported to a hospital in Baton Rouge.

The Plaquemine man was later pronounced dead and a spokesperson for WATCO provided this statement below:

We have no further details to share as the incident is under investigation. Our main focus is our team member and his family, as well as our other team members.