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Va. Worker Killed at Paper Mill

May 25, 2012

A worker at a central Virginia paper mill has died after being crushed by a roll of paper.

Spokeswoman Debra Strohmaier of industrial packaging company Greif Inc. says David McCormick of Appomattox died in Wednesday's accident at the plant in Amherst County.

Strohmaier says McCormick was crushed by a large, heavy roll of paper in the company's warehouse. McCormick had worked at the plant for about 30 years.

The plant makes paper used in cardboard containers. Greif is based in Delaware, Ohio.

The Amherst New Era-Progress reports Virginia Department of Labor investigators were at the scene Thursday. Labor spokeswoman Jennifer Wester says the department is looking into whether safety and health issues were involved in the accident.


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