Washington man killed in logging accident
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A Washington man died yesterday after a logging accident north of Ketchikan.
According to Alaska State Troopers, 51-year-old Kenneth Butkovich of Castle Rock, Wash., was struck by and pinned under an uprooted tree while he was working on the Cleveland Peninsula. He was declared dead on the scene.
Investigators say no foul play is suspected, and next of kin have been notified.
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