Falling tree kills logger near Ketchikan

Alaska Dispatch News

A 51-year-old logger from Washington state died Tuesday near Ketchikan when he was pinned by an uprooted tree, said Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers said Kenneth Butkovich of Castle Rock, Wash., was working on the Cleveland Peninsula for Logging Crown Alaska Inc. when he was hit and pinned by the tree.

Troopers said a 911 call at 1:30 p.m. reported the death.

Butkovich's body was sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Anchorage.

No further details were immediately available Wednesday.