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Bulldozer accident leaves one dead, one injured near Mount Angel

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A bulldozer accident near Mount Angel killed one man and injured another Thursday night.

Several men were removing downed logs from a ravine on a property in the 12000 block of Monitor-Mckee Road Northeast when their bulldozer stalled near the top of the ravine.

They brought in a tractor to jump-start the bulldozer.

At some point, the bulldozer lurched and began backing down the incline.

Marion County deputies said 64-year-old Douglas Haycock was standing on the bulldozer's tracks. He became entangled in the tracks before being pulled under the bulldozer. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim, 68-year-old William Leder, also became trapped between the tracks and the blade of the bulldozer, but others at the scene rescued him by bringing in a backhoe. They used the backhoe to raise the blade of the bulldozer to free Leder, who suffered serious injuries to his arm.

Deputies said a LifeFlight helicopter took Leder to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland. His current condition is unknown.

Haycock's son, who witnessed the accident, is being credited with providing life-saving first aid to Leder before paramedics arrived to take over.

The accident happened around 7:45 p.m. about a half-mile away from the main road. 

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