Bogue Chitto man killed in logging accident

Published 5:47 pm Thursday, July 24, 2008

A 42-year-old Bogue Chitto man has been killed in a logging accident in rural Lincoln County.

County Coroner Clay McMorris said Hollis Whitley was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday morning after a tree fell on him as he was cutting timber.

McMorris said Whitley and the other employees of Ferguson Logging Company, which is owned by Whitley’s father-in-law, were clearing timber around 6:20 a.m. when he was killed.

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Sheriff Steve Rushing said his department will investigate but that the death appeared to be accidental.