EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A Lane County, Oregon, sheriff’s officer says a 59-year-old man has died in a logging accident off State Highway 36 northwest of Eugene.
Sgt. Carrie Carver said Richard Gray of Alsea was hit by a falling tree on Thursday.
Carver says sheriff’s officers and search and rescue volunteers hiked 2,000 feet down into a drainage to find Gray and carry him up a steep embankment. He was pronounced dead at the scene, located west of Cheshire.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the accident and the sheriff’s office will investigate the death.