Fatal Logging Incident Thursday In Saugeen Township

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A logging mishap has claimed the life of a man from the Clifford-area.

Bruce County EMS, Saugeen Shores police and firefighters responded to a call at a bush property yesterday afternoon, west of Hwy. 21 between Concession 2 and the Bruce-Saugeen Townline.

The victim had been operating a chain saw and his partner was operating a log skidder. As they attempted to skid out the logs, one log knocked over a standing dead tree stump, which hit the victim.

Mark Fritz, 51, of Clifford was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Coroner’s Office and Ministry of Labour are assisting Saugeen Shores police with the investigation.