FRANKLIN, Ohio (WDTN) - Police blamed an industrial accident on the death of an employee at a family owned paper company Tuesday night.
Emergency crews were called to Cheney Pulp and Paper around 9:40 p.m.
When they arrived, they discovered the employee had already died.
According to Franklin officials, the the business turns cotton material into pulp that is eventually shipped out to make different types of paper.
Chief Russ Whitman talked to the owner, "It was his great great grandfather that opened the business, still family owned. Been in Franklin the entire time. The last industrial death that they had was in 1934 when one of the dryers blew up."
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was expected to be on scene investigating some time Wednesday morning, according to Chief Whitman.
Police would not release any information about the victim until they finished contacting family members.
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