Nelson County authorities identify man found dead after work-related accident

Incident happened at logging site on White Mountain Road



Authorities have identified the man that was found dead Wednesday after an apparent work-related accident, according to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office. 

Bryant Thurston, 43, of Augusta County was found dead after deputies were called to a logging site in the 2200 block of White Mountain Road in Afton just before 1 p.m. to investigate a work-related incident. When they arrived, they found Thurston dead. 

Deputies say this is still an open investigation. 


A Nelson County man was found dead Wednesday after responding to an apparent work-related accident, according to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office. 

Deputies responded to the incident in Afton when they found the 43-year-old man dead at the scene. 

The victim's identity is not being released until authorities notify next of kin. 

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating its investigation with the Virginia Department of Labor & Industry and The Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. 

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