46-year-old man killed while cutting timber
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.