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Investigation underway after man dies in Blytheville workplace accident

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — An investigation is underway after a worker died at the Nucor-Yamato Steel Company Tuesday in Blytheville.

“On behalf of the almost 1,000 teammates in our Nucor-Yamato family, I want to express my sympathies to the family and friends of Bobby Sellars. ¬†We are deeply saddened by this event.”

According to the company, Sellars was working in the rail yard when the accident occurred. He had been working at Nucor-Yamato for 27 years.

In a released statement, the company said operations were shutdown immediately after the incident and they are cooperating with an OSHA investigation.