La Sal man dies in woodcutting accident
by Maxine Deeter
Brad Nivens of La Sal died in a wood harvesting accident on September 19 on the La Sal Mountain. He was cutting wood with two friends, which they had done together all summer. He was hit by a felled tree on the back of his head and neck.
One companion administered CPR, but to no avail. La Sal EMS was dispatched after a 911 call. Upon arrival it was obvious that Mr. Nivens was deceased at the scene.
A helicopter operation nearby heard the distress call and went to the scene of the accident, but there was nothing to be done. Nivens had lived in La Sal about ten years.