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45-year-old Puyallup worker dies at Tacoma sawmill

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Tacoma police and a Washington state spokesman say a worker has died at a Tacoma sawmill and state investigators are looking into the circumstances.

The News Tribune reports the death happened Friday at the Manke Lumber Co.

State Labor and Industries Department spokesman Tim Church says his agency was notified by the company “about a fatal incident that had occurred on the premises.” Church says an investigator was sent to the sawmill. He said he could not provide details.

The Pierce County medical examiner’s office identified the worker as 45-year-old Jeffrey Busha of Puyallup.

The newspaper says a sawmill employee reached shortly before the close of business Friday said company leaders were unavailable for comment and the mill was temporarily closed.

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