Man injured in logging accident flown to hospital

KORBEL – One man is injured in a logging accident and is taken to the hospital by helicopter.

The accident involving a logging worker in his 50’s took place in the Korbel area off of Maple Creek Road this morning around 10.

The nature of the accident is unclear, but the man suffered broken bones, possibly including a broken collar bone and ribs.

Cal Fire, Blue Lake Fire and Arcata Ambulance responded, and a helicopter was flown in to transport the victim to Saint Joseph Hospital.

His current condition is unknown, but officials say they are optimistic.