Kenny Ray Jr.

Fire Technician/Industrial Firefighter Ray was found deceased at the corporation’s Faircrest plant (Canton, OH) on Sunday, March 20th. According to company officials, Ray was checking fire extinguishers throughout the plant when members of the security team found him unresponsive in a fifth-floor elevator motor room. Nitrogen exposure is suspected as a cause in his death. The incident remains under investigation by TimkenSteel, local, state and federal authorities.

Incident Location: 4511 Faircrest AVE, SW, Canton, OH 44706 (U.S. National Grid: 17T MF 6297 1143)

Department Information

TimkenSteel Fire and Security
1837 Dueber AVE SW
U.S. National Grid: 17T MF 6666 1430
Canton, Ohio 44706

Chief: Lance Kimmell

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 32 
Rank: Fire Technician/Industrial Firefighter 
Classification: Industrial 
Incident Date: Mar 20, 2016 15:55
Date of Death: Mar 20, 2016 
Cause of Death: Out of Air 
Nature of Death: Asphyxiation 
Activity Type: Other 
Emergency Duty: No
Duty Type: Other On-Duty 
Fixed Property Use: Industry