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2 injured in separate logging accidents near Sweet Home


SWEET HOME, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two loggers were injured in separate incidents in the area of Sweet Home.

The Sweet Home Fire District said in a news release that a yarder operator was struck in the legs when a log came through his machine’s cab Monday. Fire district officials took the man to a Springfield hospital for treatment.

On Wednesday, the district says, a 31-year-old man was hit in the head with a log during operations on the Ames Creek main line.

The district says the logging crew got the man to the road, where responders could treat him before he was flown to the Springfield hospital.

No further information about the victims was available.

The fire district says responders were able to reach the loggers because of an anonymous donation for a new four-wheel drive medic unit.

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