By Allan Brettman
A 32-year-old McMinnville man was killed Wednesday morning in a logging accident near Tillamook, officials said.
Casey Schlundt was killed when logs he apparently was standing on shifted, breaking a cable and dropping the logs and him 45 to 50 feet, according to the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office. The accident, on a logging site about 5.5 miles above Gold Creek Road in Tillamook, was reported at about 8:50 a.m. Hofenbredl Timber of Willamina is logging on the site.
Schlundt was pronounced dead at the scene. The sheriff's office and Oregon OSHA are investigating the incident, a news release says.
Here is info on Casey from his Facebook pages:
Chaser at Hofenbredl Timber
Chaser at Cross & Crown Inc.
Former Flight Deck at Cessna Aircraft
In a relationship with Adrianne Wood.
Between 2012-2016, forestry and logging accounted for 26 deaths in Oregon – nearly 18 percent of the 147 deaths in all industries reported in the state for that span, according to Oregon OSHA. That's among the highest rates for any Oregon industry.
In Washington, there have been 22 forestry and logging from 2012 through this year, according to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
25850 Salmon River Highway
Willamina, OR 97396
Contact: Larry J Hofenbredl
Hofenbredl Timber is the only company located at 25850 Salmon River Highway, Willamina, OR 97396
Hofenbredl Timber is located in Willamina, Oregon. This organization primarily operates in the Logging business / industry within the Lumber and Wood Products, Except Furniture sector. This organization has been operating for approximately 29 years. Hofenbredl Timber is estimated to generate $6 million in annual revenues, and employs approximately 35 people at this single location.
Sector: Lumber and Wood Products, Except Furniture
SIC Code: 2411