(FLORIEN, LA) - A Hornbeck man died early Sunday morning in a job-related accident at Boise Cascade in Florien.
The victim, 24-year-old Tory L. Rainer, was pronounced dead in the scene despite life-saving efforts, Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Rivers said the accident happened shortly after Rainer clocked in at 3 a.m. He headed to his assigned work area, which was down for maintenance, and began helping co-workers with changing out a lathe blade.
That’s when the lathe swung down and pinned Rainer. Employees hoisted the lathe off Rainer and began CPR. They continued until paramedics arrived. Death was called on the scene, Rivers said.
The coroner’s office, Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are continuing an investigation into what cause the deadly accident.