By Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2020

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.

“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.

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