Douglas County Forest Products mill worker dies in accident

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WINCHESTER, Ore. -- Officials at Douglas County Forest Products in Winchester say one of their workers died Monday morning in an accident at the mill.

The man, who was identified by family members as Holger Fussel of the Green District in Roseburg, was taken to Mercy Medical Center after he reportedly fell from a catwalk in the mill and got tangled in a chain just before 8:30 a.m.

He died a short time later.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigators were on the scene Monday to gather information on the accident.

The mill was shut down while they were conducting their investigation.