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Oregon man dies after Alaska logging accident

By Associated Press 2:27 PM June 13, 2014
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) –

A 51-year-old Oregon man has died after an accident that occurred at a logging operation in Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers say Mark Debater died at a Petersburg hospital where he was being treated following the accident Thursday.

Troopers say that during logging operations on Mitkof Island, Debater was injured when a tree top broke out and fell onto a hook setter.

The name of his hometown was not immediately released.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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