Worker dies at Rumford mill

Posted Aug. 25, 2014, at 5:49 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 25, 2014, at 8:58 p.m.

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RUMFORD, Maine — A workplace accident at the NewPage paper mill in Rumford left one person dead Monday afternoon.

The incident happened shortly before 2:30 p.m., mill spokesman Tony Lyons said. He declined to provide additional details but did say that the person who died was employed by a contractor that was working at the facility.

Lyons said that the death is under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Rumford Police Department.