Man found dead at Hanes Mill Landfill after reported workplace accident; investigation underway

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — An investigation is underway after a man was found dead at Hanes Mill Landfill on Friday, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

At 4:36 p.m., officers came to the landfill on a reported workplace accident.

The deceased has been identified as 63-year-old Thomas Michael Thompson, of Pinnacle.

Winston-Salem police and OSHA are investigating.

The City of Winston-Salem announced that the landfill will be closed on Saturday and is expected to reopen on Monday.

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