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Two injured in separate logging accidents


December 6, 2016

A REACH helicopter lands on a snowy hillside Wednesday to transport a patient who was injured in a logging accident. Photo courtesy of Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District

Two loggers were injured earlier this week in separate incidents, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District reported.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, fire district personnel responded at 10:14 a.m. to a logging accident that occurred on the Ames Creek mainline. The patient was a 31-year-old male who had been struck in the head with a log during their operations.

"The logging crew did an excellent job packaging the patient and getting him to the road where EMS could access him," according to a SHFAD statement. The patient was flown to Riverbend Hospital by REACH helicopter.

On Monday, Dec. 5, a yarder...

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