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Worker dies in American Mirror accident

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Man crushed by equipment, dies at scene

By Shannon Watkins

UPDATED 7/27/14:

The death of a Carroll County man in an industrial accident is being investigated by the Galax Police Department and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

Benjamin Lee Hancock, 37, a maintenance worker at the American Mirror plant on East Stuart Drive in Galax, died July 23 when he became trapped in a piece of the factory’s equipment and suffocated, according to Galax Fire Chief David Hankley.

Fire and rescue personnel extricated Hancock from the machine, but could not revive him.


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