Man killed in Switzerland County logging accident

SWITZERLAND CO (FOX19) - One man is dead following a logging accident in Switzerland County.

Officers first received reports of the accident around 11:15 a.m. Monday morning. Reports indicated that a tree had fallen and pinned a man underneath it.

Richard Hunter, of Osgood, Ind., was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Hunter was employed by a logging company based in Batesville, Ind. Police say Hunter was attempting to cut down a tree when it got held up by a second tree. Officers believe the cut tree shifted as Hunter attempted to cut down the second tree.

The tree struck and pinned Hunter to the ground.

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to contact the Switzerland County Sheriff's Office at 812-427-3636.

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