FORTUNA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a Northern California logger was killed after a Redwood log broke loose from a cable and rolled over him.

Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris says 36-year-old Esmeli Moran of Fortuna died Tuesday when a Redwood log slipped while he was standing below at a site just outside Fortuna.

The incident marks the second fatal logging accident in Humboldt County in less than a week.

Authorities say 32-year-old Karl Grant Olson of Kooskia, Idaho, died Thursday after a log tumbled and crushed him outside of Rio Dell.

Olson was doing subcontracting work for an Idaho company hired by the Humboldt Redwood Co.

The California Division of Occupational Health and Safety is investigating the deaths.


Information from: Times-Standard,

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