Logger killed in accident on Snoqualmie Tree Farm Tuesday

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:11pm
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A man was killed in a logging accident early in the afternoon of Tuesday, April 11, working on a site approximately 26 miles into the Snoqualmie Tree Farm.

Snoqualmie firefighters were dispatched to the accident report at about 2 p.m., and escorted to the site of the accident by the Campbell Global Timber Management security division. Rough terrain delayed their arrival by almost an hour.

The victim had been hit by a tension cable that came loose, probably killing him instantly. He was found approximately 500 yards down a steep embankment, and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Snoqualmie department called the King County Sheriff’s office for assistance in recovering his remains. Due to the steep terrain, deputies were not able to reach the man Tuesday so deputies were posted at the site overnight to protect the site. The man’s remains were recovered Wednesday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office will be investigating the incident.

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