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Worker killed while working on machine at Lowndes County paper mill

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Posted at 5:18 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 17:18:10-05

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office says a man is dead after a machine malfunctioned at the Lowdnes County paper mill.

According to LCSO, the incident happened on Saturday morning at the Packaging Corporation of America in Clyattville.

The victim, identified as Tyler Seacrist was working on a machine when it malfunctioned and turned back on without warning.

Workers failed to shut off power to a jammed conveyor belt. When the belt restarted, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk says Seacrist was thrown into some industrial equipment and killed.

Authorities say Seacrist was killed instantly. They are also reporting that he was in his mid-20s.

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office says no foul play is suspected.