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.

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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.

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Lule’s autopsy was scheduled for Friday morning.


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