Man killed in industrial accident in Athol, ID

Merritt Brothers Lumber Co in Athol, ID

The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a 45-year-old man died after an industrial accident at Merritt Brothers Lumber Co. 

Officials say the man was trying to clear a piece of wood out of a machine when the accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. Friday morning. The man was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

The man has not yet been identified. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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