Mar 13, 4:42 PM EDT

Worker dies in accident at St. Joseph sawmill

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Federal authorities are investigating a worker's death at a sawmill in St. Joseph.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the worker died Tuesday morning at the sawmill at American Walnut Co.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports St. Joseph police Capt. Jeff Wilson said a man, believed to be 34, died in what is being treated as an industrial accident.

A spokeswoman for OSHA said the accident apparently occurred Monday afternoon.

American Walnut makes and sells a variety of lumber and specialty products, including gunstocks and hardwood slabs used in furniture.


Information from: St. Joseph News-Press/St. Joe, Missouri,

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