Peninsula: 2 loggers hospitalized in Seattle

Two North Olympic Peninsula loggers remain hospitalized at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle today for injuries they sustained in unrelated logging accidents last week.

Ernie Thompson, 43, of Port Angeles was listed in satisfactory condition with a broken neck Saturday at Harborview.

Terry Breedlove, 37, of Forks was also in satisfactory condition Saturday, recovering from a Friday surgery which reattached part of his hand.

Thompson was airlifted to Harborview on Thursday after he broke his neck during a logging accident on Dall Island, near Ketchikan, Alaska.

While Thompson was undergoing testing Saturday, Breedlove was recovering from surgery.

According to a Clallam County Sheriff’s Department report, Breedlove severed part of his hand early Friday morning when a tower yarder tipped over.

Full details appear in today’s edition of the Peninsula Daily News. Click onto “Subscribe” to have your PDN delivered to your home or office.

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