Newspaper Press Foreman Killed in Possible Welding Accident in Lake Park, GA
LAKE PARK, GA. – According to an online news report from valdostadailytimes.com, the press foreman of The Valdosta Daily Times was killed in a possible welding accident at his home in Lake Park, Georgia. His wife and neighbor were injured in the accident, the cause of which has not been officially determined.*
On the afternoon of February 10, Vince Cribb was reportedly working to fix a lawnmower in a shop at his home in Lake Park. He might have been trying to weld parts of the lawnmower near flammable materials. A fire somehow broke out in the shop.
Cribb was trapped in the shop and did not survive. The Lowndes County Coroner’s Office says the official cause of death was smoke inhalation.
Cribb’s neighbor, Timothy Moore, was also injured in the accident, as he ran into the shop when he saw the fire and tried to rescue Cribb. Moore was badly burned in his rescue attempt, and a medical helicopter airlifted him to a hospital in Tallahassee, Florida, for emergency treatment. His current condition is not known.
Cribb’s wife was injured, as well, and an ambulance took her to South Georgia Medical Center. She reportedly suffered burn injuries to her hands, and her current condition has not been reported.
Cribb was the vice president of production for The Valdosta Daily Times of Valdosta, Georgia. He had been with the paper for decades, starting in 1984 when Thomson Newspapers Inc. owned The Times.
The fire department and local authorities are still investigating, and no further information about the accident has been reported at this time.
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