One confirmed dead after paper mill accident

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — One person has died after an incident at the Kapstone Paper Mill Sunday night

Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch confirmed North Charleston's fire, rescue and police departments were called to a reported "confined space rescue" at the mill.

Kapstone officials confirmed Monday that one worker died while doing maintenance work in an offline operating area.

Another worker was injured but released from the hospital.

An ABC News 4 crew on the scene reported seeing the North Charleston Police Department's forensics unit arrived at the Virginia Avenue plant shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday.

Officials with both the North Charleston Fire and Police Department declined to provide more information on the situation, and said to direct questions to Kapstone.

Kapstone officials said the incident was reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and is under investigation.

"Our primary concern is for the privacy and welfare of the families involved and for the safety and well-being of employees working on our site," they said in a statement.

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