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Sharon man killed in logging accident

SHARON—A man performing logging work at a private residence has died following an accident Saturday, June 26. 

Initial investigation determined that the victim, John K. Sears, 64, of Sharon, had felled a tree and was cutting it into sections at about 3 p.m. Saturday when an apparent malfunction occurred involving the safety system on a winch cable securing the log. The malfunction released tension on the cable and allowed the log to roll, striking Sears. He suffered critical injuries to his head and torso and was pronounced deceased on scene by the first responding rescue crews.

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