Alsea, OR – Two logging employees were struck by a rolling log at a logging site in Alsea. The incident happened around 8:40 AM. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office stated that an initial investigation revealed a log rolled onto two Wiest Logging employees. The first victim, 27-year-old Hector Rodarte was pronounced dead at the scene.
29-year-old Ricky Payton, who was also struck by the log, was hoisted out of a steep ravine by emergency personnel and taken to a Corvallis hospital.
The accident is under investigation.