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Worker dies in St. Mary Parish salt mine

Posted at 2:17 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 18:27:06-04

An investigation is underway into the death of a worker in a salt mine in St. Mary Parish.

The U.S. Department of Labor, Mine and Health Administration now investigating an incident that claimed the life of a Franklin man.

According to a spokesman for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office, mine worker Shawn Clements was inside a salt mine owned by Compass Minerals when he was electrocuted last Thursday August 15, 2019.

The sheriff's office is not investigating the death as a crime because no foul play is suspected, a spokesman said.