Franklin County Logging Fatality

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By WSIL Manager

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklin County coroner's office has confirmed a fatality in a logging company accident that occurred Thursday morning.  

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler said that authorities were notified near 9:30 a.m. regarding a logging accident East of Benton in an area known as the Steel City Mine bottoms. Authorities said it appears that 41-year-old Anthony L. Tolliver, of Clay City, was running a chain saw when a tree uprooted and struck him from behind.  X-rays revealed that Tolliver had multiple fractures to his skull and chest.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Frank and Bright Funeral Home of Flora.

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