Man killed in workplace accident
Nathaniel Goben

Nathaniel Goben

SALINA, Kan. -- The Salina County Sheriff’s Office said a man died in an on-the-job accident at a woodworking plant last week.

Local news station KWCH said the sheriff’s office reported that around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, emergency crews responded to Crestwood Inc. A worker at the cabinetry business was trapped under a 1,800-pound load of wood.

According to the Hays Post, the man, identified as 27-year-old Nathaniel Goben, was moving a load of lumber when it fell on him.  EMS transported Goben to Salina Regional Health Center, where he later died.

Crestwood, which ranks #280 in the FDMC 300 list of largest woodworking manufacturers, announced the death on its Facebook page.


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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).