Man dies after becoming trapped in conveyor belt in Vilas County

Updated: 10:20 a.m. January 30, 2019

VILAS COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The deceased man has been identified as 30-year-old Joshua Drinkman of Eagle River.


Posted: 4:35 p.m. January 29, 2019

VILAS COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- OSHA is currently investigating an accident at a lumber company in Vilas County.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Office was called out to Pukall Lumber Company around 7:18 a.m. on Tuesday for a report of a 30-year-old man who was trapped in a belt conveyor. 

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation remains ongoing.

The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of family. 

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