Information from WYSH Radio
A Briceville logger was killed Friday morning while cutting trees in Campbell County. The Sheriff’s Office says that the accident occurred at a worksite on Sharps Lane in Caryville at around 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Investigators say that 60-year-old Calvin Daugherty was cutting a series of trees, and when one fell, it struck the top of a second, smaller tree. The top of the second tree broke off and hit Daugherty, who struck his head on a rock when he fell to the ground.
He was flown by Lifestar to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say that Daugherty’s death was investigated and determined to be an accident.
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