Employee Dies in Accident at Seeley Lake Lumber Mill

Victim was crushed by a piece of machinery on Thursday

By Dillon Tabish

MISSOULA — An employee died in a work-related accident at Pyramid Mountain Lumber Co. near Seeley Lake just hours after a fatal highway crash in the same area.

Missoula County sheriff’s spokeswoman Brenda Basset says 66-year-old Philip Pohlman of Seeley Lake died at about 10 a.m. Thursday when a vehicle he was working on fell on top of him.

About four hours earlier, a 60-year-old Conrad man was killed in a crash on Montana Highway 83 near Seeley Lake. Basset says David Solum died after being thrown from his vehicle in the rollover crash.

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