Crews respond to fatal logging accident in Albemarle County

Crews from the Albemarle County Department of Fire Rescue, Albemarle County Police Department, Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company, Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company, and the Virginia Conservation Police worked tirelessly to locate and provide aide to a man who had become trapped by a skid loader.  Crews descended upon the scene shortly before noon on March 30th, and began quickly scouring the woods to locate the patient.  The patient was quickly located in a wooded area between the Rocky Hollow and Ashcroft neighborhoods.  Accessing the patient proved to be a challenge, requiring special rescue apparatus to be brought in from surrounding agencies.


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Fire and EMS crews cleared the scene shortly after 3PM, while the Albemarle County Police Department remained on the scene to conduct their investigation.