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Workplace death investigated in Galax; worker was trapped in machinery

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GALAX, Virginia — The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry are investigating a workplace death in Galax (GAY'-laks).

The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1nYwD9p ) reports that the victim, Benjamin Lee Hancock, died Wednesday at American Mirror Co. after he became trapped in a piece of machinery.

The Carroll County man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hancock's body was sent to the Western Virginia Regional Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.


Information from: The Roanoke Times, http://www.roanoke.com

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