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Tractor Driver Seriously Injured in Albemarle County Farm Accident

By: Suzanne Wilson Email
By: Suzanne Wilson Email

May 22, 2012

The driver of a tractor is reported in critical condition at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He was airlifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries Tuesday after the large piece of farm equipment overturned and pinned him to the ground.

It happened around 10:40 a.m. in the 2600 block of Route 53/Thomas Jefferson Parkway in southern Albemarle County, approximately a mile east of Mt. Eagle in Scottsville.

The driver was pinned to the ground and crushed by the overturned tractor. Rescue crews used a tow truck to lift the tractor and free the man. He was taken to the hospital by Pegasus.

There is no word what caused the tractor to overturn. There were no hazmat or environmental issues.

While Albemarle County Police responded to the incident, the investigation will be handled by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) since it happened on a private farm.

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