Man killed in logging accident in El Dorado County

A man involved in a logging operation in the Eldorado National Forest died Wednesday morning when he was crushed by a log.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 10 a.m. regarding an industrial accident in the forest. Deputies responded to a logging operation off Wentworth Springs Road. It was determined the man had suffered fatal head injuries, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The incident is under investigation. The man’s identification was not released pending notification of family.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy