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On 08/01/2016 at about 9:30 a.m. a tree faller working in an active logging operation was accidently killed when the tree fell in an unexpected direction. The tree faller was struck by the tree resulting in his sudden death. The logging operation was in the area of Timber Ridge Lane near Blue Lake. Responding agencies included Cal Fire, Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, and Cal Osha.
The deceased person has been positively identified as 31 year old Travis Jon Cornelison from Rouge River, Oregon.