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46-year-old man killed while cutting timber

A 46-year-old Whitehall man was killed in a logging accident Friday in Mason County.

A 46-year-old Whitehall man was killed in a logging accident Friday in Mason County.

The man, whose name is being withheld until family can be notified, was part of a work crew doing "selective cutting" of timber on private land about 1.5 miles southwest of Custer and Hawley Rds.

The man was cutting lumber when he dropped a 50-foot tree that then hit another truck, breaking the cut tree into larger pieces that caused one to come back and hit the victim.

Because of the difficult terrain, all-terrain vehicles from Custer, Riverton and Carr Fire and Rescue were called to help get emergency crews back to the victim.

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