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Man dies in crane accident at Rumford mill

August 26, 2014

RUMFORD, Maine (WCSH NEWS CENTER) -- A man is dead after an accident at the Rumford paper mill Monday afternoon.

Police said Brant Munster, 35 of Newport, died from a fall while working on a crane inside the mill. Munster was about 28 feet up in the air doing repair work when he struck a roof support and fell, said police.

An outside contractor, Somatex Crane of Pittsfield, employed Munster, confirmed police and NewPage Mill spokesperson Tony Lyons. Lyons said internal emergency personnel, Rumford Police, and EMS all responded to the scene.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the incident. In the past, the Rumford mill has had several citations OSHA, including serious citations, signifying employees were put in dangerous situations.

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