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Sheriff says Ohio man killed in western NY logging accident

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Jan 25, 2021

RIPLEY, N.Y. — A 46-year-old Ohio man was killed in a logging accident in western New York, authorities said Monday.

David Byler, of Middlefield, Ohio, was cutting trees in the town of Ripley on Saturday when a tree fell on him, the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania. He died there on Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.