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Two contractors killed at Timken Faircrest site

Keywords: Tags  Timken, Faircrest Steel Plant, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Beaver Excavating, suspending operations, workplace safety, fatalities Samuel Frizell

NEW YORK — Timken Co. temporarily suspended production at its Faircrest Steel Plant in Canton, Ohio, this past weekend after two contractors were killed in a construction accident.

The incident occurred shortly after noon on May 4. The workers were employed by independent contracting company Beaver Excavating Co., Canton, a spokesman for the company told AMM.

Canton-based Timken ceased construction and steelmaking operations at the Faircrest plant following the incident, though steel operations at the facility were restarted May 6.

Beaver Excavating said it is investigating the accident in conjunction with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). "We do not yet know how this terrible accident happened, but we are working with officials from (OSHA) to determine what caused this tragedy and what can be done to make sure something like this does not happen again," Beaver Excavating executive vice president Matt Sterling told AMM in an e-mailed statement.

"We are in the early stages of (the) investigation," OSHA added, declining to comment further.

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