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UPDATED: Eckles Township man dies in logging accident near Bemidji

Emergency crews responded to a logging accident at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on the 11500 block of Misty Meadows Road west of Bemidji. Lance Randal Bohlman, 37, of Eckles Township, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper
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UPDATED: Eckles Township man dies in logging accident near Bemidji
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

A 37-year-old Eckles Township man died Wednesday morning in a logging accident west of Bemidji.

According to a press release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office:

Lance Randal Bohlman died at the scene of a logging accident reported at 10:59 a.m. near Misty Meadows Road Southwest. It was determined that Bohlman had been operating a tracked skid steer outfitted with a logging sheer prior to the accident.

Initial indications indicate that a log penetrated a gap in the cab floor and wedged up underneath a hydraulic pedal. Bohlman exited the cab to apparently clear the jam. When Bohlman cleared the portion of wood jammed underneath the cab the tension underneath the hydraulic pedal was released causing the boom arm to fall, fatally injuring Bohlman.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Responding to the scene were the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office, Bemidji Fire Department and Bemidji Ambulance Service. Beltrami Industrial and Speck Logging also assisted.

Pioneer staff reports