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75-year-old falls from and is run over by a tractor in southeastern Nebraska

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was injured Wednesday in an accident while working on his home in Gage County, authorities said.

It was reported in Odell, about 20 miles south of Beatrice, shortly before 7 p.m

According to the Gage County Sheriff’s Office, a 75-year-old man was standing in the bed of a tractor while working on the exterior of his home.

The man tried to lower the bucket, but slipped and fell out.

As he fell, he accidentally put the tractor into gear, the sheriff’s office said. The tractor then ran him over.

Odell Fire and Rescue and Beatrice Fire and Rescue treated the man’s injuries at the scene.

He was then flown by helicopter to a hospital.

The extent of his injuries is unknown.

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