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Man hospitalized after freak tractor accident

Updated: 08/07/2014 6:13 PM
Created: 08/07/2014 4:12 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

HILLSDALE –  A man is hospitalized with internal injuries after a freak accident involving a tractor.

The accident happened around 10:30 Thursday morning at the Honey Dog Farm on Rodman Road.

Sheriff’s officials say Kenneth Rice, 73, of Churchtown climbed off the tractor to open a gated field – when the tractor began to roll towards him.

Rice was run over by the front tire and became wedged under the axle of the left side rear cutter deck – which was not running at the time.

He was airlifted to Albany Medical Center. At last check, he was in "fair" condition.

Emergency crews investigate the tractor accident.
Photo: Columbia County Sheriff's Department

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