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Two loggers injured last week in separate accidents


December 13, 2016

Two loggers have been hospitalized in logging accidents this week.

They were injured in separate incidents.

Thursday, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District medics responded to a logging accident on the Ames Creek mainline at 10:18 a.m. A 31-year-old male had been struck on the head during a logging operation. The patient was taken by REACH air ambulance to Riverbend Hospital in Springfield.

“The logging crew did an excellent job packaging the patient and getting him to the road where EMS could access him,” said Fire Chief Dave Barringer. “This was an extremely smooth operation. W...

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