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Log slips from load, kills truck driver


August 2, 2016

A log truck driver was killed Wednesday, July 27, outside of Lyons when a log rolled off his truck as he attempted to tighten his load.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said his deputies were investigating a fatal logging accident reported Wednesday at 11:52 a.m. The accident occurred near milepost 14 of U.S. Plywood Mainline off of Trask Road, outside of Lyons. This property is owned by Weyerhaeuser Columbia Timberlands and is currently being logged by Ridgeway Logging, Inc. of Sweet Home.

The victim, Jerry Dean Sramek, 55, of Salem, was a contracted independent truck driver and and was...

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