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.


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