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Man Dies In Johnston County After Tree Falls On Him

Posted May 13, 2003 9:07 a.m. EDT

— A logging accident took the life of a man in Johnston County Monday morning.

Ricky Simmons was helping to clear land on Lynch Road off Highway 42 between Clayton and Wilson when he was killed by a falling tree.

Simmons was working with a logging group out of Kinston.

Officials with the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.