WEST PARIS, Maine — LifeFlight was called to the scene of a serious logging incident Thursday morning in West Paris.
Officials say the 42-year-old man was cutting wood about 100 feet in the woods off of High Street when somehow his logging truck rolled over him.
Fire officials say they got the call around 8:30 a.m. The man was working by himself, but another man working nearby heard something and called 911.
It’s not clear exactly how the man became pinned or what caused the truck to roll over him.
First responders said they worked for at least an hour to free the man from underneath his logging equipment
“We were on a steep grade. It was extremely icy. We had to make sure the tractor was secure. We had to use pneumatic lifting bags to lift the tractor off his legs to free him from the incident,” Erik Poland of the West Paris Fire Department said.
Fire officials said the man was responsive and talking to them the whole time.
It’s not clear what condition he’s in right now. He was flown by LifeFlight to a nearby hospital.