Arkansas Man Crushed to Death in Paper Compactor

September 25, 2009

Officials say a worker at a paper recycling facility in Camden was crushed to death in a paper compactor.

Camden police say 42-year-old Mike Singleton was extinguishing a fire in the machine Monday afternoon when the machine unexpectedly turned on.

The accident occurred at the Paper Tigers Inc. plant at the city’s former International Paper mill.

Ouachita County Coroner Sylvester Smith says he pronounced Singleton dead at the scene.

The plant takes in waste paper and shreds and bales it for shipment to China.

Paper Tigers is based in Bannockburn, Illinois.

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