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NC man killed in accident at Va. recycling plant

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FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Police have identified a worker who was killed in an accident at a paper recycling operation in Virginia.

Isle of Wight County sheriff’s Lt. Bob Fox tells The Virginian-Pilot that 38-year-old James Denny III of Fayetteville, N.C., was injured while operating an overhead crane.

Denny was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The accident occurred Friday at a former International Paper mill in Franklin. Recycling company ST Tissue has moved into part of the facility and is working on startup efforts.

Fox says Denny was an employee of an ST Tissue contractor, PPM Industrial Maintenance.

The accident is being investigated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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