58-year-old woman falls to her death at Smithfield Grain plant in Wilson

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Friday, June 30, 2023
Woman falls to her death at Smithfield Grain plant
Investigators said they believe the woman's death was an accident.

WILSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- An employee at Smithfield Grain fell 70 feet to her death on Friday.

Wilson Police Department said the deadly fall happened at the grain plant located on US 301 South in Wilson.

First responders arrived on the scene around 8:20 a.m. Friday where they found 58-year-old Annie Morris Wilbert dead at the scene.

Although the investigation is still active, Wilson police officers said in a news release the incident is being investigated as an accident.

Smithfield released the following statement about the tragedy:

"We are deeply saddened to confirm the loss of a team member who was fatally injured in a workplace incident today at our Wilson, North Carolina, feed facility. Along with local authorities, our safety personnel are currently on site investigating.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our co-worker."

Police ask anyone with information regarding this case to contact them at (252) 399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at (252) 243-2255.

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