1 dead, 1 injured following incident at North Charleston Paper Mill

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — Federal labor officials are now investigating an incident at a North Charleston manufacturing plant that left one person dead and another person injured Sunday night.

Charleston County Coroner says Lawrence Shiner, 60, of Moncks Corner was the KapStone employee who died as the result of an accident at the facility last night.

Officials say at approximately 8:45 p.m. on April 30, 2017, an incident took place at KapStone Paper Mill in North Charleston involving employees performing maintenance work in an operating area that was offline for repairs.

In addition to one employee’s death, a second employee was injured. Medics transported the second employee to a local hospital for treatment.  They have since been released.

“Our primary concern is for the privacy and welfare of the families involved and for the safety and well-being of employees working on our site,” a statement from Director Public Affairs and Communications for KapStone Paper Larry Cobb.

South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating.

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