The Adair County Sheriff’s Office responded to a logging accident 16 miles east of Columbia In the Neatsville community of Adair County.
Adair county 911 received the call at 1:57 p.m. of a 23-year-old male had been struck by a limb that fell from a tree.
Due to being a distance back in the woods and the rough terrain Adair County Fire Department, Knifley Fire Department and Emergency Management was notified for additional staff and resources to assist. Adair County EMS worked to stabilize the patient and treat him on scene before they began to transport him.
A landing zone for air medical was established at EMS request at a local church in the area. The patient was loaded into the helicopter and transported to University of Kentucky.
According to witness statements giving to the Adair County Sheriff’s Office, David Miller, 23, of Pellyton was cutting a tree down for harvest and a large limb that was lodged came down. Another logger was able to see it starting to come down and was trying to get the attention of Miller but due to the saw running Miller couldn’t hear him and he couldn’t get to him in time. The limb struck Miller in the head who was wearing a hard hat. The impact busted through the helmet completely.
Adair County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the accident.