McMinnville man dies in Tillamook logging accident

Unexpected log shift caused a cable to break

A file photo of logs. (public domain photos)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a logging accident that killed a man in northwestern Oregon.

The Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year-old Casey Schlundt of McMinnville died Wednesday when an unexpected log shift caused a cable to break.

The logs and Schlundt fell about 50 feet. He was pronounced dead at the scene in Tillamook.

The sheriff’s office and Oregon OSHA are conducting the investigation.