Scott County, VA man dies while cutting timber, on the job

SCOTT COUNTY, VA (WJHL) – A Scott County, VA man died Monday while trimming limbs. It was the victim’s first day on the job, according to the sheriff’s office.

The accident happened in Manville, VA. When deputies arrived they found the victim, 31-year-old Steven Wayne Craft pinned between large trees.

Witnesses say he was trimming limbs from the top of the cut trees when a log shifted – pinning him.

Craft’s body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.

Craft is from the Fort Blackmore section of Scott County.

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