Cloverdale Sawmill Worker Killed In Machinery Accident

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CLOVERDALE (CBS SF) – The Sonoma County coroner’s office has identified the Cloverdale sawmill worker who died Wednesday when he became entangled in machinery as 43-year-old Raul Samano Lule of Ukiah.

The Cloverdale Fire Protection District responded to the fatal incident at the Redwood Empire Sawmill on McCray Road around 1 p.m. Wednesday, Battalion Chief Rick Blackmon said.

Lule was pronounced dead at the scene. He was found near a conveyor belt in the main sawmill of the facility, Blackmon said.

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health was investigating the workplace death.

Lule’s autopsy was scheduled for Friday morning.


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