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Logger killed while cutting tree down in Lewis County, federal agency investigating accident

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JANE LEW, West Virginia — Authorities are investigating a logging accident that killed a worker in Lewis County.

Police tell media outlets that 24-year-old Jacob McClain of French Creek in Upshur County was killed on Tuesday while cutting down a tree.

The Lewis County Sheriff's Department says the tree fell into another tree, causing it to fall on top of McClain.

McClain was an employee of Big Run Timber Company.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the accident.

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