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Franklin County man injured when farm tractor flips over

July 16, 2012

DRY RUN, Pa. — A Franklin County, Pa., man was flown to York (Pa.) Hospital with apparent non-life-threatening injuries on Sunday after his farm tractor flipped over and he was pinned by the seat, Fannett-Metal Deputy Fire Chief Steve Sites said Monday.

Sites said it appeared the man was pulling logs with a small antique farm tractor, when the chain caught on a tree and the tractor flipped upside down.

A family member working with the man reported the accident around noon Sunday and within 21 minutes of arriving, rescuers had the man out from under the tractor, Sites said. The man’s midsection was injured, but he was conscious and alert, Sites said.

The incident occurred in a wooded area behind the man’s home on Spring Run Road East, two miles south of Dry Run, Sites said.

The area is north of Chambersburg near the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

About 25 to 30 firefighters and emergency medical service personnel from Fannett-Metal Fire and Ambulance and West End Fire and Rescue out of Shippensburg, Pa., responded to the accident, Sites said.

— Julie E. Greene

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