KEND-Carlsbad

KEND-Carlsbad

The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office said a man who was found unconscious at the WIPP Waste Isolation Pilot Plant on Sunday is dead. Emergency service responders were dispatched to WIPP at around 9:45 p.m. when the employee was found unresponsive at the facility located about 23 miles from Carlsbad.

Chief Deputy Mark Cage said in a news release that the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death is unknown and the sheriff’s office is actively investigating the incident, said Sgt. Matt Hutchinson.