Young man killed in Casino logging accident

Police are still investigating what caused the death of a 24-year-old man conducting logging operations near Casino on Tuesday (March 27).

The man was crushed against the trunk of a tree while logging at a property on Provians Rd, Sextonville.

Emergency services including the Westpac Helicopter were called to the accident site, about 3km from the nearest road, at around 3.45pm.

Workmates immediately began CPR on the man, and worked on him for up to an hour, but he could not be revived.

ABC radio has reported police as saying the man was crushed against a tree, ‘but at this stage it’s not known if that was caused by a malfunctioning piece of equipment or the impact of a log’.

Richmond Police District Insp Nicole Bruce told local media it had taken some time to reach the site as it was only accessible by 4WD and had only limited mobile phone coverage.

Workcover will commence an investigation into the incident today.

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