Two workers have been killed in an industrial accident at Timken Company's Faircrest Plant in Stark County's Perry Township when a crane collapsed..
Brian Black and Mark Tovissi were working at the plant for Beaver Excavating.
Chief investigator Harry Campbell with the Stark County Coroner's Office says that the men were preparing a load to be lifted by an overhead crane.
"There was some type of a failure of the crane," Campbell tells AkronNewsNow.com, "which caused the boom to fall, striking both of them."
Campbell says the accident happened at about 12:50 on Saturday afternoon.
He says Black and Tovissi were working on the new caster site at Timken's Faircrest plant, which is located on Faircrest Street SW west of I-77 and south of U.S. 30.
TIMKEN COMPANY STATEMENT At approximately 12:45 p.m., a crane accident at a construction site at The Timken Company’s Faircrest Steel Plant, in Perry Township, Canton, OH, resulted in the fatalities of two Beaver Excavating workers. On-site responders immediately contacted emergency and Perry Township police, who arrived at the scene shortly thereafter. OSHA officials also were notified. Construction operations were immediately suspended until further notice. Out of respect for those involved, Timken also suspended its steel-making operations at the Faircrest plant. Timken workers will return to their shifts in steel operations on Monday, May 6, beginning at 8:00 a.m. No further information is immediately available. -----
(Earlier ANN coverage) Perry Township fire crews are responding to an industrial accident at the Timken Company's Faircrest steel plant this afternoon.
Perry Fire dispatchers tell AkronNewsNow that no further details are available, other than the fact that members of the department have gone to the scene.
The plant is located on Faircrest St. SW in Perry Township, west of I-77 and south of U.S. 30.
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