The Oneida County Sheriff Office has released the identity of the man injured in a logging accident in the Town of Steuben Monday evening. Leroy Kirkland, 72, of Steuben is in critical condition after he was hit in the head by a tree he cut down on property off Evans Road in Steuben.
A 911 call was received shortly before 5:00PM Monday, reporting a logging accident. Mr. Kirkland was found by Sheriff Road Patrol deputies, about a half mile in the woods. Kirkland was treated at the scene by first responders and removed from the area by the use of the Barneveld Fire Department’s UTV.
The Oneida County Sheriff was assisted by the New York State Police, Barneveld and Remsen Fire Departments and Star Ambulance.