Logger dies while topping tree near Castle Rock, WA

Dale Buck, 60, died after he fell out of a tree. Reports from witnesses indicated that Buck was topping a tree. As the topped-off section fell, it shook the tree and Buck fell at least 30 feet. Buck’s safety harness appeared to not have been secured properly. Dale was self-employed under a company called The Treeman. Because he was working for himself, the state will not investigate the accident.

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