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Preliminary autopsy results provided in Louisville plant death

The plant is located in Louisville. | Photo Date: Dec. 3, 2019

The results cite head trauma and fractures in the death of Brandon Foster.

Posted: Dec 5, 2019 3:02 PM

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Preliminary autopsy results are back following the death of a worker at Winston Plywood & Veneer.

Brandon Foster, 21, was killed when a core chipper malfunctioned Tuesday morning at the plant in Louisville.

The preliminary report points to massive head trauma and fractures to the face and neck, according to Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory.

He initially described the incident as an explosion. On Thursday he said the chipper came apart.

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The State Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting more tests.

"Winston Plywood is devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague as a result of this accident," said Bruce Warren, CEO of Winston Plywood.

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