TREE FALLS ON LOGGER IN ALBANY

by Christian Mower on June 12, 2012

THE CONWAY FIRE CHIEF SAYS A 56-YEAR-OLD LOGGER WAS DOING EVERYTHING CORRECTLY AND IT WAS A FREAK ACCIDENT WHEN THE MAN WAS HIT ON THE HEAD BY PART OF A TREE HE WAS CUTTING DOWN LATE TUESDAY MORNING IN ALBANY.

STEVE SOLOMON SAYS CONWAY RESCUE AND AMBULANCE RESPONDED ABOUT 11:15 A.M. TO A LOGGING SITE OFF THE KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY WHERE SEVERAL MEN WERE WORKING.

ONE OF THE LOGGERS – A LOCAL MAN WHO SOLOMON SAYS WAS WEARING HIS HARD HAT AND PROTECTIVE GEAR, HAD JUST CUT DOWN A TREE WHEN THE TOP PORTION OF THE TREE INEXPLICABLY FELL OFF AND ONTO THE MAN’S HEAD, KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND.

SOLOMON DESCRIBES THE LOGGER’S INJURIES AS PROBABLY NON-LIFE THREATENING. RESPONDERS USED A WHEELED LITTER TO GET HIM A FEW HUNDRED YARDS TO A WAITING AMBULANCE.

THE MAN WAS THEN TAKEN TO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY.