An accident at a Shaw Industries plant on Waring Road left a Chatsworth man dead Tuesday afternoon.

James Harold Moore, 49, died after being struck by the bucket of a backhoe, according to Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Nancy Chadwick.

According to Whitfield County 911, the accident was reported shortly before 1 p.m.

Chadwick said the fatality is still under investigation, but at this time no charges are expected.

Shaw Industries did not immediately return a telephone message Tuesday afternoon.

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