Victim in Riceland death identified

Published: Nov. 9, 2022 at 9:22 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 6:20 PM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Jonesboro police are investigating a death at Riceland Foods.

The incident happened around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the rice milling facility located at 216 S. Gee.

Sally Smith, public information specialist for the Jonesboro Police Department, said a worker lost their footing on a piece of equipment and fell.

Kevin McGilton, a spokesperson for Riceland, said workers found the employee “unresponsive” and immediately called local first responders.

An incident report from JPD later identified the victim as 64-year-old Stanley Etheredge House of Jonesboro.

“The cause of death has not been determined at this time, and we are working diligently with local authorities to determine the cause,” McGilton said.

At this time, police do not suspect foul play.

Riceland President and Chief Executive Officer Jason Brancel sent his condolences to House’s family.

“Our employee team is an extension of our family,” Brancel said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with our team members and their families during this time.”

We will continue to track this story and update it as details become available.