Quechee Logger Rescued
Hanover and Hartford Fire and Rescue personnel use a snowmobile and a specialized sled to carry an injured logger to a waiting ambulance in Hartford on January 17, 2014. (Valley News - Elijah Nouvelage) Purchase photo reprints »
Quechee — A man injured in a logging accident had to be transported from the scene via snowmobile Friday.
The logger, whose name officials did not release, was struck by a falling limb and taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where he is expected to recover.
“There were three trees all hung up and a limb struck the patient on the head,” Hartford Fire Capt. Raymond Bushey said. “He had a head injury and that’s always taken seriously, but I saw nothing life-threatening.”
Authorities responded to the call at 12:39 p.m., attending to the logger a quarter-mile in the woods from a private road off Bliss Road in Quechee.
Due to the snow and hilly terrain, Bushey said, Hanover Fire Department had to be called for use of their snowmobile.
“Because of the icy conditions, the Gator couldn’t make it,” Bushey said. “It was logistics, was what it was.”
The name of the logging company has not yet been released.