MT ANGEL, Ore. – One man died and another was injured after they became entangled in a bulldozer’s tracks while logging in Mt. Angel.
Several men were removing downed logs from a ravine using a 1940s bulldozer in the 1200 block of Monitor-Mckee Road Northeast just before 8 p.m. Thursday when the bulldozer stalled, said Don Thompson, spokesman for the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The bulldozer stalled near the top of the ravine, lurched and began backing down the ravine, Thompson said.
Douglas Haycock, 64, became entangled in the tracks and was pulled under the bulldozer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
William Leder, 68, was trapped between the tracks and the bulldozer’s blade. The other men at the scene were able to bring in a backhoe and raise the blade of the dozer, freeing Leder. He was transported to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with serious injuries.
Deputies said Haycock’s son administered first aid to Leder before medics arrived, which likely saved his life.