Fries man killed in saw mill accident - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Fries man killed in saw mill accident

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The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says a man died in a lumber mill accident Wednesday morning in Fries.

According to Sheriff Richard Vaughan, deputies and members of Fries Rescue responded to C & B Lumber at 3594 Turkey Knob Road around 8:30 Wednesday morning.

When they arrived, they found the body of Dennis Carlie Johnson, 55, of 2458 Turkey Knob Road.

Investigators believe Johnson was cutting lumber and placing it onto a conveyor belt when the lumber got jammed on the conveyor. Johnson tried to clear the jam but his clothes got caught and pulled him into the conveyor belt and pulley mechanism.

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