Mill worker killed in accident at C&B Lumber near Fries, Virginia; investigators believe victim was pulled into conveyor belt and pulley mechanism by his clothing as he tried to clear lumber jam

FRIES, Virginia , January 30, 2014 () – Police say a worker has died after falling into machinery at a lumber mill in Grayson County.

Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan tells WDBJ-TV (http://bit.ly/1nkFmq0 ) that the accident occurred Wednesday morning at C&B Lumber near Fries.

Vaughan identified the victim as 55-year-old Dennis Carlie Johnson of the Fries area.

Investigators believe Johnson's clothing pulled him into a conveyor belt and pulley mechanism as he was trying to clear lumber that had jammed.

Information from: WDBJ-TV, http://www.wdbj7.com/

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