Thursday, April 13, 2017

A worker died while operating logging equipment on the Snoqualmie Tree Farm

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - A worker died from injuries received while operating logging equipment on the Snoqualmie Tree Farm.

On Tuesday at about 2 p.m., firefighters from the Snoqualmie Fire Department were called to a report that a logging worker had been seriously hurt while on the job at a site 26 miles into the tree farm.

Fire crews were escorted to the site by the Campbell Global Timber Management security division. The trip took about an hour because of the rough terrain.

When crews arrived, they found the victim about 500 yards down a steep embankment.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and the investigation was turned over to the King County Sheriff's Office.

According to the City of Snoqualmie, the Snoqualmie Tree Farm is 90,000 acres, which is nearly twice the size of Seattle and stretches from Snoqualmie Falls nearly 25 miles north into Snohomish County and nearly as far east from Duvall and Carnation.


SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — A worker at the Snoqualmie Tree Farm 26 miles northwest of the city was killed Tuesday due to an “equipment issue,” the Snoqualmie Fire Department said.

Fire Department Lt. Jake Fouts said crews received a call just after 2 p.m. Tuesday that a worker at the tree farm had been injured. Crews found the body of the man about 1,500 yards down a steep slope. “Crews were able to make it to the body, but not hoist it up from the location,” he said.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was in his mid-20s, Fouts said. The victim’s body will be recovered Wednesday morning, he said.

The man’s death was caused by an equipment issue, Fouts said, but added he couldn’t provide any other details.

The exact cause of death will be issued by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.