Employee death reported at Eagle Grove pork plant


KCCI Des Moines (IA)

Sep 10, 2021


EAGLE GROVE, Iowa — An employee has died at a pork production plant in Eagle Grove, Prestage Foods of Iowa confirmed to KCCI Friday.


Company officials said the incident happened early Friday morning. Jeffrey Leonardi, 57, was a mechanic and had been with Prestage Foods of Iowa since March of 2019 when the plant opened.


“We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our team members early this morning at our Eagle Grove facility. An accident occurred on the third shift while the employee was performing routine maintenance duties,” Jere Null, CEO of Prestage Foods of Iowa, said.


“Iowa OSHA has been notified and we are offering our full cooperation. In addition, we are conducting an internal investigation. Support through the Employee Assistance Program is available to employees,” Null said...