Laona man killed in saw mill accident

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FLORENCE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – A Laona man was killed during an accident at a saw mill this week.

On Nov. 15, emergency crews were called to Chitko Brothers Lumber Company on Shannon Rd in Tipler Township.

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office says a worker was trying to repair a log deck, which moves logs to the saw. A hydraulic system was activated and the man was pinned between a hydraulic ram and the frame of the log deck.

The victim, a 53-year-old Laona man, has not been identified.

Two men were present during the incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The incident has been sent to the Green Bay OSHA office for investigation.