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Kendall man trapped under tractor, Sent to Strong

Kendall, N.Y. A Kendall man was injured Thursday during a logging operation.

The Orleans County Sheriffs Office said Lee Zarpetine, 37, was dragging logs with his Ford 8N tractor up from the wooded area behind his home in the 1500 block of West Kendall Road.

While Zarpentine was pulling a heavy log up an inclined laneway, the back end of the log began to dig into the ground. The tractor flipped backwards and pinned Zarpentine underneath.

Officials said Zarpentine was trapped for about an hour before a family member discovered him.

A forklift was used to release Zarpentine and he was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital where he is under observation.

 
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