- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

JAY, N.Y. (AP) - State police say a 22-year-old man has died in an accident at an Adirondack lumber mill where he worked.

Troopers say Lance A. Sawyer II of AuSable Forks was fatally injured late Wednesday morning while working at the Ward Lumber Mill in the northern Essex County town of Jay, 120 miles north of Albany.

Police say Sawyer had been operating a board edger in the mill when he was struck across his chest with a board that had apparently kicked back. He was taken to the University of Vermont Health Network in Plattsburgh, where he was pronounced dead around 12:15 p.m.

Troopers say their investigation is being assisted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

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