New Castle man killed in log-splitting accident |

New Castle man killed in log-splitting accident

A New Castle man died Thursday after a log-splitting accident on County Road 342.Roy Allen Eachus, 66, died from internal injuries after he was crushed when a pile logs he was standing on collapsed. The accident occurred at 5 p.m. southwest of New Castle. Eachus was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:16 p.m. He was working with an unnamed witness. “They were moving logs to be cut and a log snapped in the pile,” Garfield County Coroner Trey Holt said. “He climbed up on the pile to get a log unstuck and the log gave way.”Burning Mountains Fire Protection District and the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department responded to the emergency call.Holt said Eachus’ family has been notified of his death. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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