LUKE, Maryland (From the Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune) -- A Verso employee lost his life early Saturday morning as the result of an incident that occurred at Verso's Luke Mill.
"We can confirm the name of the employee was Matthew Shumaker, 45, who had more than 20 years of service with the mill," according to a spokesperson with the business.
The event occurred at the Luke Mill woodyard in Beryl, W.Va.
The appropriate local, state and federal agencies have been notified, and an investigation of the incident is under way.
Shumaker is originally from Burlington.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our co-worker," the spokesperson said.
Verso will provide an update as more information becomes available.