Logging accident kills man in northeast Iowa

Man was struck by a falling tree that had been knocked over by a log that was being moved.

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 6:53 AM

EDGEWOOD, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed by a logging accident in northeast Iowa.

First responders were sent around 12:25 p.m. Tuesday to the worksite about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the Mississippi River in the southeast corner of Clayton County.

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office says 38-year-old Jason Steger, of Greeley, was struck by a falling tree that had been knocked over by a log that was being moved. Steger was pronounced dead at the scene. He worked for Kendrick Forest Products, which is based in Edgewood.

Work safety authorities have been notified.

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