Logs Slips Loose, Falls On, Kills Metcalfe County Man

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

EDMONTON, Ky. (AP) -- A southern Kentucky man has died after being crushed by a log that rolled off the top of a pile on the back of a tractor-trailer.

Metcalfe County Coroner Larry Wilson says 50-year-old Johnnie Dubree of Summer Shade died Thursday morning at James Ritter Lumber Company in Summer Shade.

Wilson says Dubree was unstrapping a tractor-trailer load of logs when one of the top logs rolled off and hit him.

Dubree was alone when the incident happened. Wilson says nearby co-workers saw him lying on the ground and went to check on him when they discovered he had died.

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