LODD: Ohio firefighter-EMT dies at steel plant job

Kenny Ray Jr. was found unresponsive at the plant and was later pronounced dead; authorities are still working to determine his cause of death

Duty Death: Kenny Ray Jr. - [Canton, Ohio]

End of Service: 03/20/2016

CANTON, Ohio — An Ohio man who worked as a firefighter, police officer and EMT died while working at a steel plant Sunday.

CantonRep.com reported Kenny Ray Jr. was found dead at his full-time job at the TimkenSteel Faircrest plant.

In a statement released on Sunday, TimkenSteel said Ray had been checking fire extinguishers at the plant and was found unresponsive around 4 p.m. He was later pronounced dead.

Kenny Ray Jr. (Photo courtesy of the Creston Police Facebook page)
Kenny Ray Jr. (Photo courtesy of the Creston Police Facebook page)

Ray had recently begun working for the Creston Police Department and was a firefighter-EMT with the Uniontown Fire Department.

"Kenny was immediately well-liked and accepted by our department. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, family, friends and co-workers," said a post on the Creston Police Department Facebook page.

TimkenSteel is working with authorities to determine Ray's cause of death.

This afternoon one of our new officers, Kenny Ray Jr., was found deceased at his full time job, Timken Steel. At this...

Posted by Creston Police Department on Sunday, March 20, 2016

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