Brandon man injured in lawn tractor accident
June 18. 2013 9:18AM
A Brandon man was injured Sunday morning after a lawn tractor fell on him.
At 9:55 a.m., the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s department responded to a call at 26494 Bruns Place, just south of Brandon, reporting a man was trapped under a tractor.
Sgt. Preston Evans of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s department said that at 7:30 a.m. the man told his wife he was going to mow the lawn.
When she had not heard from him, she went to check on him and discovered the tractor on top of him and called 911.
Evans said it is believed the man was making repairs underneath the tractor when the jack became dislodged. He thought the man was under the tractor for at least an hour.
The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The extent of his injuries weren’t immediately released.
The incident is under investigation.