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Accident involving crane kills worker at Virginia paper mill

December 17, 2020 GMT

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Authorities say that a worker has died in an accident involving a crane at a paper mill in the southeastern Virginia city of Franklin.

WAVY-TV reports that the incident occurred at International Paper on Wednesday.

Tom Ryan, a spokesman for International Paper, said the incident happened around 9 p.m.

The Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office said the crane operated died from unspecified injuries.

Ryan said the name of the worker was not going to be released on Wednesday night.

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“The Franklin Team is incredibly saddened by this news. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones of our co-worker during this difficult time,” Ryan wrote in a statement.