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Death investigation underway at Early Co. Georgia Pacific plant

EARLY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Early County Sheriff's Office is investigating a death at the Georgia Pacific Plant in Cedar Springs.

officials with Georgia Pacific say there was an accident at the mill Wednesday night that resulted in the death of employee Shannon Jones. He was 39 years old and lived in Bainbridge.

In a statement released today, Georgia Pacific officials said:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Our company and our employees remain committed to working safely and will be working with OSHA's team to determine all the facts related to this very unfortunate incident."

The Early County coroner says they haven't released the cause.

Officials say they do not suspect foul play.  The coroner says he's not sure if an autopsy will be performed. The man's name has not been released.

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