Cairo Man Killed In Saw-Mill Accident

By: Bailey Myers Email
By: Bailey Myers Email
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By Bailey Myers
August 7, 2013

Tallahassee FL - One man is dead, after an accident just outside of Cairo at the Flint River Timber Company-- an area sawmill.

The Grady County Sheriff's Office tells us it started this morning off Lacy Road in Whigham, Georgia at Flint River Timber.

According to both the Sheriff's and the Coroners Office, 42-year-old Christopher Jean Trawick died after he was struck in the side by a mill saw blade.

He was then taken to a hospital in Tallahassee where he later died from those injuries. Eyewitness News spoke with the Grady County Sheriff today and learned he was there right before they sent Trawick to the hospital.

Sheriff Young explained, "The EMT's, everyone did everything they could to get there quick enough, but sometimes the damage is done far beyond repair and it's just a tragedy for Grady County again."

Even though the Sheriff's office responded, they are not the lead on this investigation.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting the investigation into the circumstances that led up to Trawick's death.

By Bailey Myers
August 7, 2013

Cairo, GA - Christopher Jean Trawick of Cairo died earlier today after he was struck in the side with a mill saw blade.

The Grady County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

It's unclear how the accident occurred. He was working off Lacy Road for the Lacy Lumber Company when it all happened.

OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration is in charge if the investigation.

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