Man, 80, pinned by log in industrial accident

The victim's son says his 80-year-old father was off-loading logs when one rolled back onto the tractor, pinning him

February 19, 2013 8:44:36 AM PST
An 80-year-old man is recovering after an accident involving a load of logs and a tractor this morning.

The accident happened shortly before 9am on Riley at Almeda on Houston's south side. The victim's son tells Eyewitness News that his father was working on a tractor, off-loading a log from a trailer when the log rolled back onto the tractor, pinning the man's leg against the steering wheel.

Rescue crews pulled the man out. He was conscious and alert when he was taken to a hospital.

The victim's son says muddy conditions played a role in the accident.

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