STEUBEN, N.Y. (UPDATED) – A 72-year-old Steuben man is in critical condition after a logging accident on Evans Road on Monday.
According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, Leroy Kirkland was hit in the head by a tree he had cut down.
Deputies were dispatched to the scene after the call came in just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 27.
The deputies walked nearly half a mile into the woods before they found Kirkland.
He was treated at the scene by authorities and pulled out of the woods by the Barnevled Fire Department using a utility terrain vehicle.
Kirkland was taken to a local hospital for treatment.