A 57-year-old farmer died of injuries he sustained when the tractor he was operating overturned while transporting a round hay bale. The victim was a self-employed mechanic and part-time farmer who had been farming the property his entire life.
A 45-year-old logger working as a choke setter in a skyline yarding operation was killed after being crushed by the skyline carriage. The logging operation was a standing skyline yarder system, where the skyline was spooled off the yarder and attached to a tailhold anchor at the back end of the unit.
A 30-year-old arborist was killed after falling approximately 20 feet from a tree he was trimming. He previously was employed by another professional tree removal service, which had trained him on procedures and safety techniques.
A 53-year-old male service technician died at his repair shop after being assaulted by an intruder. The shop was the only occupant of a two-story building with a parking lot in the back, secured by a chain-link fence and padlock.