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Accidental Death Investigation in Wickliffe, Kentucky (Ballard County)

(WICKLIFFE, KY) -  ON FEBRUARY 21, 2004 AT APPROXIMATELY 2020 HRS, KENTUCKY STATE POLICE
RECEIVED A CALL FROM MEADE-WESTVACO INC, IN WICKLIFFE KY. OF A WORK-RELATED INJURY.

INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT KENNY JONES, AGE 27, OF WICKLIFFE, WAS AT HIS WORK STATION AND HAD BENT DOWN TO PICK SOMETHING UP FROM THE FLOOR WHEN THE ARM OF HIS MACHINE CAME AROUND AND STRUCK HIM IN THE HEAD.

MR JONES SUCCUMBED TO THE FATAL BLOW AND WAS PRONOUNCED
DEAD ON SCENE BY THE BALLARD COUNTY CORONER. AN AUTOPSY HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, AT THE LOUISVILLE MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE.

THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING BY DETECTIVE JANET GABBARD WITH KSP POST 1 MAYFIELD.

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