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South Georgia man dies in work related accident

August 20, 2003

Bainbridge - 33 year old Don Hudson of Attapulgus worked at Elberta Crate and Box company for nearly ten years. On Tuesday, he got caught in a wood chipping machine. His arm was amputated and his head cut. He later died at a Dothan hospital.

Those who knew him best say Don Hudson was a generous man. Cousin Andre' Carter says Don Hudson was more than just a cousin, he was a friend. "If there was anything you ever needed, you could go to him, and he would give it to you," says Carter.

But at a time when they most wanted to return the favor, there was nothing family and friends could do. Hudson was working on a wood chipper when the fan sucked him in, amputating his arm and cutting his head.

Hudson was airlifted to the South Eastern Medical Hospital in Dothan Alabama where he later died.

Owner of Elberta Crate and Box company, Ramsey Simmons, would not comment on the incident, but S.T. Dowdell says Hudson was a good man and a hard worker, he knows, because Hudson used to work for him.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday at Saint Paul's church in Attapulgus.

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