SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A worker died at International Paper Tuesday after a boiler platform collapsed as a demolition crew was working to cut through pipes to remove it.
According to Savannah Fire, first responders were dispatched at 8:26 a.m. to 1201 West Lathrop Ave.
Juan Medina was working in a manlift when he became trapped beneath the wreckage during the collapse.
Savannah Fire's Technical Rescue Team cleared a passage through the mass of metal boiler pipes and cut through a metal plate to access the victim where they found him deceased.
Chatham County Police and International Paper's Emergency Response Team are working to determine a safe method to recover the victim.
Officials with International Paper have provided a statement.