One dead, one injured at Alsea, OR logging site

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.

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