Logger killed in Southeast Alaska

A Washington state man has died after a logging accident northwest of Ketchikan on Tuesday.

Kenneth B. Butkovich, 51, was reportedly struck and pinned by an uprooted tree at a logging site on the Cleveland Peninsula.

Alaska State Troopers said Butkovich lived in Castle Rock, Washington. His relatives have been notified of his death.

No foul play is suspected, but the body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

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