JERRYVILLE, W.Va. — Gov. Jim Justice and his wife Cathy are expressing condolences to the family of a man killed Thursday in a logging accident in Webster County.

The logger, 24, was working near the Gauley River in the Jerryville area when the accident occurred.

A statement came from Gov. Justice’s office Thursday night:

“Cathy and I want to express our sincerest condolences to the family and loved ones of the 24-year-old man who died today after a tragic logging accident in Webster County. Our West Virginia loggers do tough work that is sometimes dangerous, and we ask all West Virginians to continue praying for his family, and all those who work in our logging industry.”

The man worked for a contractor that was working for Weyerhouser.