FREEDOM WORKER IN BACKHOE ROLLOVER

by Gair on February 14, 2013

AN OFFICER WITH THE FREEDOM POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS A FREEDOM TOWN WORKER WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL AS A PRECAUTION WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AFTER AN INCIDENT INVOLVING THE BACKHOE HE WAS WORKING IN NEAR THE END OF PEQUAWKET TRAIL IN FREEDOM.

SGT. JAMIE MULLEN SAYS THE UNIDENTIFIED WORKER IN HIS EARLY THIRTIES WAS OPERATING THE BACKHOE WITH A TOWN DUMP TRUCK TO CLEAN UP SOME SNOW WHEN THE BACKHOE APPARENTLY MOVED ONTO SOME SOFT GROUND – OVER AN EMBANKMENT – AND THEN FLIPPED OVER.

IT HAPPENED AROUND 2 P.M.

FREEDOM FIRE/RESCUE AND NORTH CONWAY AMBULANCE RESPONDED TO THE SCENE AT 424 PEQUAWKET TRAIL. MULLEN ALSO RESPONDED.- HE SAYS IT HAPPENED ON THE DIRT SECTION OF ROAD NEAR HUCKINS RD.

RESPONDERS HELPED THE WORKER GET OUT OF THE MACHINE – MULLEN DESCRIBES THE MAN’S INJURIES AS NON LIFE THREATENING – AND HE WAS THEN TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL AFTER REPORTEDLY COMPLAINING OF NECK PAIN.

THE BACKHOE WAS RIGHTED AND TURNED BACK OVER TO THE TOWN OF FREEDOM SHORTLY AFTER 3 P.M. THE INCIDENT REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

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