BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — A locomotive operator at Nucor-Yamato Steel in Blytheville has died following at accident at the mill.
Authorities say 54-year-old Bobby Sellars of Burdette died after being pinned between two rail cars Tuesday afternoon.
Nucor-Yamato vice president and General Manager Leon Topalian said in a statement that the mill has suspended operations and will work with federal investigators to determine the cause of the accident.
Topalian said Sellars had worked for the steel mill for 27 years and expressed sympathy to his family and friends. Topalian said the company’s employee assistance program is available to Nucor-Yamato’s workers.