Occurrence Type: LOGGING ACCIDENT
Occurrence Number: GR08001797
Prepared by: DEPUTY CHIEF R THOMPSON
Yesterday September 23, 2008 at 10:45 a.m. West Grey Police and Fire along with Grey County Ambulance attended to a property on the south side of Grey Road 4 Glenelg Twp just on the west limits of Priceville. Richard Maas 45 years old from RR#1 Southampton was injuried while cutting trees on the property. He was discovered by the owner of the logging company. Mr Maas was cutting a tree when a 8 inch limb broke off a tree above him and struck him on the head and chest. Mr Maas was wearing a helmet at the time. Emergency workers carried Mr Maas 1 km through the bush to an open field to the awaiting air ambulance. He was airlifted to a Toronto hospital. Ministry of Labour inspector was contacted and attended the scene, the investigation is still on going. .