CANTON, Ohio - Two men died Saturday afternoon following an industrial accident at the Timken Company’s Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton.
Harry Campbell, Chief Investigator with the Stark County Coroner’s Office, have identified the victims as Brian Black and Mark Tovissi.
Campbell said crews responded to the plant on Faircrest Street SW at around 12:51 p.m. Saturday for a report of a crane that fell on top of two workers.
Campbell said the victims were pronounced dead at the scene at 1:12 p.m.
Timken’s spokesperson later released a statement in reference to weekend operations at the plant:
"For the balance of the weekend, Timken suspended its steel-making operations at the Faircrest plant. Timken workers will return to their shifts in steel operations on Monday, May 6, beginning at 8:00 a.m."
Occupational Safety & Health Administration officials have been notified of the deadly industrial accident, which is now under investigation.
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