SALEM, Ind. — Indiana conservation officers say a southern Indiana man has died in a logging accident.

They say 44-year-old Thomas Sidwell of Salem was attempting to fell a tree that was entangled with a dead tree when a large limb from the dead tree was dislodged, striking him.

Officers say Sidwell, a contracted logger, was found unresponsive by a co-worker.

Sidwell was pronounced dead at the scene from head trauma Monday afternoon in Jackson-Washington State Forest near Salem, about 35 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. Sidwell was wearing a helmet at the time.

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