Worker trimming trees pinned by overturned machinery
Posted March 6, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — Emergency crews freed a man from beneath overturned logging equipment in Fayetteville on Wednesday afternoon.
The unidentified 62-year-old man was clearing trees along the 2000 block of Skibo Road when the steer-skidder he was operating flipped, authorities said.
Another worker called 911, and fire crews used pneumatic bags to lift the 15-ton vehicle off of the man.
His shoulder and leg were pinned for 90 minutes, but there was no immediate word on his condition.
A medical helicopter from Duke University Hospital airlifted him to Durham for treatment.
Occupational safety investigators are trying to determine what caused the accident.