OLD MONROE, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Old Monroe man was injured after he was trapped by a crane while riding a tractor Sunday afternoon.
The Old Monroe Fire Protection District was called to the scene to assist the 46-year-old man. Additional resources from Winfield and O’Fallon Fire Districts were called in to assist the situation.
According to investigators, the man was lifting trusses up for a barn he was building when a gust of wind blew the tractor over on its nose with the crane attached, pinning the man.
It took crews 75 minutes to get the man free.
He was flown to a local hospital with moderate injuries.