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Man air lifted to hospital after being pinned by logging truck in West Paris

Man air lifted to hospital after being pinned by logging truck in West Paris

LifeFlight was called to the scene of a serious logging accident Thursday morning in West Paris.

Officials say 41 year-old Billy Bailey was cutting wood about 100 yards deep into the woods off of High Street when somehow his loaded forwarder rolled onto 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 equipment to roll over him.

First responders say 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, West Paris Fire Department, said.

Fire officials say Bailey was responsive, talking to them the whole time.

It's not clear what condition he's in right now. He was flown via LifeFlight to Central Maine Medical Center.

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