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Man dies after crushed in accident at Fruitland mill

Fruitland, which has fewer than 5,000 residents, is about 55 miles northwest of Boise.
Fruitland, which has fewer than 5,000 residents, is about 55 miles northwest of Boise.

A 60-year-old man suffered fatal injuries Wednesday at Woodgrain Millwork in Fruitland, according to Fruitland Police and the Payette County coroner.

The victim was identified by the coroner as: Richard Foss of Prineville, Oregon.

Foss was making a delivery to the mill site. A piece of equipment fell on top of Foss when he was unloading it, Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller said.

An autopsy will be performed at the Ada County Coroner’s Office on Thursday, Schuller said. Fruitland is about 55 miles northwest of Boise.

Emergency personnel were called to the mill site on Northwest 16th Street at 9:48 a.m. for a report of a man under a piece of equipment, Fruitland Police said in a press release.

The man was not responsive but was still breathing, police said. Officers and paramedics initiated life-saving measures. He was transported to St. Luke’s hospital in Fruitland, where he later died from his injuries.

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413

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