Two people are dead after logging incidents in Anderson County, according to coroner Greg Shore.
The coroner said the first incident happened around 1:39 p.m. Monday in a wooded area off Haynie Mill Road. 35-year-old Robert Morgan of Six Mile died after the accident, the coroner told FOX Carolina.
The coroner said Morgan was cutting a tree down with a chainsaw, and when the tree fell, it bounced back and knocked him down, also knocking the chainsaw out of his hand. A cause of death for Morgan has not been determined. The coroner mentioned he had a contusion on his leg, presumably from the chainsaw.
Morgan worked for Southern Choppers Logging Company based out of Easley.
The coroner also told FOX Carolina another person died in a separate logging incident off of Darlene Drive. That victim has been identified as Sandrus Gibert, Jr. Shore told FOX Carolina it appears Gibert was cutting down a tree, and when it fell, it hit another tree, bounced back and struck him. He had massive internal injuries, according to the coroner, and EMS tried to resusscitate him on the scene, but he was pronounced dead. Shore said Gibert died of blunt force trauma to the head.
Shore said Gibert worked with his uncle's logging company, and was an experienced logger.
Shore also said the two incidents are unrelated, but happened twenty minutes apart.
The coroner will examine both bodies Tuesday.
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