Man hurt in Meeker Co. farm accident

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – A man was injured in a farm accident in the 58400 block of 300th Street in Harvey Township Nov. 24, according to a press release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office was called to the scene at 10:54 a.m. Gold Cross Ambulance, Litchfield Rescue, and LifeLink III were also dispatched.

The press release stated that Wayne Baumgartner, 61, of rural Litchfield was working on a Caterpillar D7 bulldozer when it rolled backwards and his leg became trapped. Baumgartner was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries, the release stated.

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