UPDATED: Benedict man dies in Tuesday logging accident
A 50-year-old Benedict man died in a logging accident Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a tree that fell from a logging boom.
According to the Cass County Sheriff's Department, Joel Wayne White was transported to Cass Lake Indian Health Services where he was later pronounced dead. He received a crushing injury.
The accident occurred just before 3 p.m. in Pike Bay Township.
The victim's body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office in St. Paul for an autopsy. Funeral arrangements are pending with Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home in Bemidji.