Injured? Dial #WIN or #946 from your cellphone for your free consultation or call 1-800-LAW-NEED.
Call Us 24/7
( 1-800-529-6333 )
Click to Call 24/7

Tragic, Fatal Paper Mill Industrial Accident in Franklin, Virginia (VA)

December 19, 2020

According to an online news report published on, a worker was tragically killed in a workplace accident that occurred at the International Paper mill located in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.*  Law enforcement officers are currently investigating the fatal accident that occurred around 9 pm at the International Paper mill in Franklin, Virginia. 

Emergency responders who arrived at the Franklin paper mill learned the industrial accident involved a large crane. The victim was trapped inside the crane wreckage, and emergency responders work to extricate a worker from the wrecked crane. Unfortunately, the crane operator passed away from his injuries.  

The Virginia OSHA and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk were called to the crane accident scene as well. The three governmental agencies will be working together in the investigation. Isle of Wight County Investigators executed a preliminary investigation, and the preliminary investigation results with be provided to the Virginia OSHA inspectors. Virginia OSHA is tasked with understanding how the accident happened. 

The name of the victim was not released. No other information was provided.  

The International Paper mill issued a statement, "The Franklin Team is incredibly saddened by this news. Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and loved ones of our co-worker during this difficult time."

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes. To learn more about our injury prevention programs, visit We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or a family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at


* Disclaimer / Questions / Concerns

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
All information provided by our blogs is general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Consult a Montlick attorney for details about your unique situation.