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June 25, 2022

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Swain County logger killed on the job in freak accident

The owner of a family run logging company in Swain County died in a freak accident Tuesday while on the job. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said, Dewayne Larry Woodard who owned Woodard Logging, LLC, and his brother, Chad, were working at a property on Jim Cannon Camp Road, when a deadwood overhead apparently fell on Dewayne Woodard while he cut a tree. The 47 year old had suffered a head wound as a result and succumbed to his injuries, a release states.

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