Alexandria man pinned under tractor for 30 minutes
He was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A 49-year-old Alexandria man was pinned under a tractor when it rolled over on him after hitting a dirt mound.
According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, at about 8:18 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, a report came in that a man was pinned under a tractor near the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 114 in LaGrand Township, west of Alexandria. It was at the address of 8421 County Road 27, southwest of Alexandria.
A passing truck driver spotted the rolled over tractor a few hundred yards off the roadway and located the victim, Gary Anderson, pinned underneath it.
Anderson, whose legs were pinned under the tractor, was freed by a Minnesota State Patrol trooper, who used a floor jack to lift the tractor, according to the sheriff's office. Anderson was reportedly moving overgrowth on the family property when the tractor's rear tire hit a dirt mound, which caused the tractor to roll over, pinning him for 30 minutes before being found by the passerby.
Anderson was transported to Alomere Health with non-life threatening injuries.
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol, North Memorial Ambulance and the Alexandria Fire Department.